Chemical composition of coniferous wood species occurring in Turkey

Hafizoglu H., Usta M.

HOLZ ALS ROH-UND WERKSTOFF, vol.63, no.1, pp.83-85, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00107-004-0539-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-85
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey is rich in coniferous woods growing in different regions of the country, because of its geographical position at the crossing region of temperate continental and Mediterranean climates. About half of the total forest area of Turkey is occupied by coniferous woods (Muthoo 1997).

The pine, the dominating conifer of the country, is represented by five species. The species with the widest occurrence is Pinus brutia Ten., growing extensively in the Mediterranean Aegean region, Marmara region, and also in some localities of the coasts of the west Black Sea region with an area of about 3 mha. (Anon 1987) (Table 1). P. nigra Arn., occurring extensively in the inner regions of north Anatolia, Aegean and Mediterranean districts, is also another dominating pine species. It covers more than 2 mha. (Anon 1987) (Table 1). P. sylvestris L. is seen in the northern parts of Anatolia. P. pinea L. has limited distribution and occurs mainly in the Aegean region. P. halepensisMill.