Pine, Pond (Pinus serotina)

Pine, Pond is a domestic softwood


Pond pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the coastal region from New Jersey to Florida. It occurs in small groups or singly, mixed with other pines on low flats.


Sapwood of pond pine is wide and pale yellow; heartwood is dark orange. The wood is heavy, coarse grained, and resinous. Shrinkage is moderately high. The wood is moderately strong, stiff, moderately hard, and moderately high in shock resistance.

Primary Uses

Pond pine is used for general construction, railway crossties, posts, and poles. The lumber of this species is also graded as a minor species in grading rules for the Southern Pine species group.

*Much of the base wood information presented here is made available by the USDA FPL FS. If you are interested in a much more technical description of wood properties, I encourage you to visit the source.