A Mighty and Rare Coniferous Tree
Why is the Swiss Stone Pine such a special tree?
The Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus Cembra) is a very ancient tree in the White Pine family. It has been growing on our planet for over 7000 years. It grows very tall and in harsh conditions. most individuals in this species live from 200 – 400 years, and in the past it was much more widespread. Today it grows only in secluded Alpine areas.
- Majestic tree. It reaches up to 35m in height, and up to 1.5m in diameter.
- Age. On average it grows from 200 to 400 years, and there are individual trees which are up to 1200 years old.
- Resistance. It can survive freezing temperatures and harsh winds down to -50°C.
- Altitude. It grows in Alpine areas from 1300m (4200ft) up to 2300m (7500ft) above sea level.
- Growth. It is mostly present in the Mont-Blanc area, Vallis, Engiadina, Tirol and South Tirol of the Central Alps range and in some places of the Carpathian Mountains.
- Benefits. The benefits of using the wood of the Swiss Stone Pine have been known for centuries, and have in our modern times been scientifically verified.
Many Swiss Stone Pine trees are only cut because of natural forces like avalanches, lightning and wind. Every year a sustainable harvest of trees is determined by local forest authorities. Even though it is not an endangered species, intentional harvesting is controlled to headtain the natural preservation balance of this rare species.
Queen of the Alps and Home
People living in the different regions of the Alps have recognized the beauty and usefulness of the Swiss Stone Pine tree for centuries. Traditional wisdom surrounding this tree points to its beneficial effects on relaxation, sleep and recovery, and for these reasons it has been used to make room ceilings, beds, baby cribs and other bedroon furniture. It has been called the ‘’Queen of the Alps.“
In modern times, scientific studies* have confirmed these well-known beneficial effects of the Swiss Stone Pine on human participants. Now you can bring the fragrance of the Swiss Stone Pine into your home to improve the quality of your life.
* Joanneum research, Institut für nichtinvasive diagnostik, Weiz, Austria, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Maximilian Moser