This pine can reach 25 m in height. The trunk is solid and tortuous, reddish gray bark and irregular crown . Strobiles reddish oval shape about 10 cm in length. Long needles grouped 2 by 2 , very flexible and slightly yellowish. Small and pedunculated cones. It is very resistant to aridity .
It is present in dry forests, Mediterranean, Europe, Western Asia and North Africa .
Throughout the history of afforestation in the Iberian Peninsula, (Pinus halepensis ) has been widely used , which has led to its expansion throughout the country .
It has also been taken to use their wood to Africa and other continents, where he has entered into competition with the local vegetation. It is also used in the production of resin.
Dispatched by much of the western Mediterranean region , although in the Iberian Peninsula mainly inhabits the eastern sector. Grow up, usually to an elevation of 1,600 meters.
We are facing an indifferent soil species, with a preference for calcareous soils . Supports very high temperatures and prolonged droughts, but is prone to persistent frost.
Contains the active ingredient turpentine ..