Plant part: Branch
Maritime pine (or pine of the Landes) is a kind of conifers from the Pinaceae family. It is a tree that can reach 30 m high, which matures around 40 or 50 years old and which can live up to 500 years. Originally from the central and western Mediterranean, it supports poor soils but needs light, heat and a certain atmospheric humidity while supporting the summer drought. Maritime pine is very widespread in the southern areas, and cultivated in the Landes for its ability to fix the sand, but also for its wood used in the frames, stationery and carpentry. In the past, his resin was harvested from which turpentine was drawn. Like all conifers, maritime pine is a very good antiseptic.