Digger Pine (Pinus sabiniana)
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Yields an essential oil called ‘Abietine’. It is colourless, with the odour of oranges, and is obtained by distilling the resinous juices[46, 82].
A tan or green dye is obtained from the needles.
The needles contain a substance called terpene, this is released when rain washes over the needles and it has a negative effect on the germination of some plants, including wheat.
Oleo-resins are present in the tissues of all species of pines, but these are often not present in sufficient quantity to make their extraction economically worthwhile. The resins are obtained by tapping the trunk, or by destructive distillation of the wood[4, 64]. In general, trees from warmer areas of distribution give the higher yields. Turpentine consists of an average of 20% of the oleo-resin and is separated by distillation[4, 64]. Turpentine has a wide range of uses including as a solvent for waxes etc, for making varnish, medicinal etc. Rosin is the substance left after turpentine is removed. This is used by violinists on their bows and also in making sealing wax, varnish etc. Pitch can also be obtained from the resin and is used for waterproofing, as a wood preservative etc.
The pitch has been used as an adhesive for mending pottery etc.
Twigs and rootlets are used as a sewing material for coiled and twined baskets[94, 257].
Wood – light, soft, not strong, close grained, brittle. A poor lumber, but it is a good firewood, generating considerable heat when properly seasoned.
Cultivation & Habitat
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