Pine forest

Tree species

We produce wood products from pine and spruce. Spruce wood products are used for load-bearing structures such as roof trusses and floor joists and for external walls. Pine wood products are used for interior elements such as furniture, windows, doors, staircases and flooring and for decking, jetties, etc.

Spruce

Spruce is the type of wood primarily used as construction timber. Holmen uses the whole tree but not all parts of the tree end up at the sawmills. Some have a different end use, such as pulpwood. The illustration shows which parts of the spruce tree become which end product.

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The whole tree is used. Klick on illustration for full size.

Pine

Wood with sound knots is especially suited to certain products with aesthetic quality requirements, such as flooring. The raw material is well suited to products with particularly high strength requirements. Holmen uses the whole tree but not all parts of the tree end up at the sawmills. Some have a different end use, such as pulpwood. The illustration shows which parts of the pine tree become which end product.

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The whole tree is used. Klick on illustration for full size.

When you choose wood as a building material, you are choosing sustainable development. But there are even more benefits to choosing wood.

Benefits of wood