Pine trees are evergreen, coniferous trees growing throughout the world. The trees are usually 10 to 260 feet (3 to 80 metres) in height with the majority of species reaching 15 to 45 metres. Pines are long-lived and can typically reach 100 to 1000 years, some even more. The new spring shoots are sometimes called 'candles'. They are covered in brown or whitish bud scales and point upwards at first, later turning green and spreading outwards.
Pines are among the most commercially important tree species, valued for their timber, and are used in the manufacture of furniture, windows, panelling, flooring and roofing.