We at Wooden Blinds Direct are immensely proud of the fact that we select every component that is used to create our own ranges of wooden blinds. We stock a wide variety of wood, from oak to walnut, striving to please as many of our customers as possible by offering them a huge selection of choice.
One of the most popular choices on our website is pine wooden blinds. Pine is a gorgeous choice for a blind; it offers a lighter colour wood in varying shades, and is also very strong and long lasting.
However, pine wasn’t created purely for us to manufacture it into top notch made to measure wooden blinds. We decided that this particular wood deserves a blog post of its own, so here is the lowdown on what you should know about pine:
- There are at least 100 different species of pine trees in the world.
- Pine trees are coniferous and evergreen, meaning they keep their needles for at least two years. When older needles fall from the tree, new ones are ready to grow forward and take their place.
- As well as our top notch wooden blinds, pine is also a common wood for manufacturing household furniture, like wardrobes and tables.
- They can live to be 100 years old, or older.
- Bristlecone pine trees commonly have a lifespan of at least 4,800 years.
- They belong to the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae, and the only way to identify them is by the amount of needles in each bunch.
- Pine cones are organs from the pine tree. They can be both male and female, and while the female cones produce seeds, the male cones produce pollen, which is carried by the wind to the females to fertilize the seeds.
- The largest pine cones come from sugar pines, which can be between 10 and 20 inches long.
- Pine air fresheners are a popular choice for many homeowners, thanks to the distinctive and relaxing scent given off by the pine tree. In nature, the release of this scent happens when a pine tree is disturbed or overheated.
- Finally, the most important fact: we stock an immensely stylish and long-lasting range of pine wooden blinds on our website, so head over now to take a look at our collection.