Swiss Pine trees are spread throughout the western inner Alps region approx. 1,400 to 2,500m above sea level, often amongst spruces and larches. On average they reach an age of between 200 to 400 years. Some estimates, however, say they can become up to 1,200 years old. Growth of the Swiss Pine is largely influenced by climatic conditions and frost of up to - 40°C. Older specimens are often rumpled by winds and show deformities caused by lightning and snow-breakage. The height to which Swiss Pines can grow is dependent on their location but normally they grow up to approx. 25 metres high. Because Swiss Pine trees are sustainably managed their population is steadily increasing and an ecologically sensible regeneration of the stock of this valuable tree is ensured.
In order to survive in these adverse conditions the tree has to possess great powers of resilience. Through its timber and the essential oils contained therein, the Swiss Pine tree transfers this vital energy to us. In Tyrol for centuries people have treated the Swiss Pine’s life force as confirmed knowledge. This traditional wisdom has now been verified by modern science. Freshly felled Swiss Pine timber retains its characteristic scent for decades. This is especially apparent in ‘Zirbenstuben’, rooms clad in Swiss Pine wood that can be found in the Alpine regions.
To make our Swiss Pine bedding products we exclusively use timber from trees that have been felled during a full moon and that has been left to dry for 4-5 years. Swiss Pine shavings are added to the bedding fillings so the beneficial properties of the wood are transferred. The result is extraordinary holistic sleeping comfort.
Additional insights into benefits of the use of Swiss Pine in the bedroom were obtained by scientists at the research centre of the Joanneum Research. They comprehensively measured and evaluated effects on the neural system and brain stem.
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Sources: Derived from a study by the Research Society of the Joanneum Graz (Institute for Non-Invasive Diagnostics) and a literature study by Timber Research Austria.