Swiss Pine

Bed Frames made from Swiss Pine Timber

The Swiss Pine Tree – Swiss Pine (Pinus cembra) is part of the large botanical species of pine trees

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.

Swiss Pine

Pinisylvin, the essential oil present in the Swiss Pine wood, has these very special characteristics:

Swiss Pine shavings in detail
  • Pinisylvin is unpopular with insects, its moth and also bacteria deterrent abilities remain effective for years
  • For humans, the pleasant scent in particular is soothing and stimulating
  • The timber is almost fully protected against infestation by fungi or bacteria

The Swiss stone pine flakes are added to the bedding, this refinement of the bedding creates a holistic extraordinary sleeping comfort with the positive characteristics of Swiss stone pine.

Solid Wood Wed Beluga in Swiss Pine

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