Maritime Pine (Pinus pinaster) has a reddish-brown trunk and dark foliage of rigid, spiny leaves of up to 25 cm long. A western Mediterranean tree, it is often planted on dunes to prevent erosion. Resin is extracted from incisions in the bark.


Trees and shrubs of the Mediterranean by Helge Vedel, translated from the Danish by Aubrey Rush (Penguin Guides, 1978), p21