Like no other tree, the swiss stone pine is said to speak in the sense of smell; a scent which brings endurance and patience into our lives.
The Pine in the Tree Family
The visage of an old pine tree is furious and often fierce. However, the rough shell hides a soft one. Wood carvers love this buttery, velvety wood, from which most wonderful wooden works of art have emerged. In residential spaces, pinewood is particularly suitable for furniture and wall claddings. The light wood, which is initially light-coloured, invites darker reds over the course of decades.
A really great and practical benefit comes from the essential oils contained in pinewood. In living areas and furniture made of pinewood - our grain, food, clothing, etc. are protected as harmful bacteria and insects are repelled its natural scent. Our ancestors in the Alps have used this advantage for centuries.
The Importance of Pine
The warm summer days which represent growth and development for the general forest do not apply to the pine trees. Instead, the pine represents perseverance all year long even in wild rainstorms or endless icy winters. That is the secret of the stone pine, reminding us to walk with the right pace to peacefully take life and all its challenging tasks step by step which is not always easy to do in our hectic times.
The pine is a helpful and reliable companion, who teaches us the lesson of perseverance and surrender. Their message and secret of living in the mountains is conveyed not only by their appearance; like no other tree, it also speaks through their scent. The swiss stone pine retains its very own pleasant fragrance over decades, which originates from the essential oils contained in the wood and lends every living space its own charm.
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