Pitch Pine’s heartwood is orange to reddish-brown in colour and resinous. The growth rings are clearly marked by the contrast between the light earlywood and darker, more dense latewood, giving a coarse texture, especially in rapid grown timber.
Pitch Pine has identical strength properties to Douglas Fir. Not suitable to steam bending due to its resin content.
Pitch Pine is moderately durable, and it is susceptible to insect damage. The heartwood is resistant to preservation treatment, but the sapwood is permeable.