All about Stone Pine
The stone pine is a member of the Pinaceae, the coniferous group of trees.
The stone pine prefers high alpine regions starting at about an elevation of 1,000 m. They have been known to grow as single trees in elevations up to 3,000 m. A frigid climate is no deterrent for a stone pine. Its roots take hold in cracks of rocks and in meager soil and defy the elements. The evergreen, bluish needle clusters adorn the trees throughout the year.
The seeds of the cones are popular among nutcrackers and squirrels. If they don’t eat the seeds, they bury them for the winter. As they forget about their secret storage places, they unintentionally contribute to the spreading of the stone pine. Over the years, the stone pine grows from a small sapling to a grand tree, up to 25 m, and can grow up to 1,000 years.
Rightly so, the tree is referred to as the “queen of the Alps”.
Advantage of stone pine beds
"Getting a better night’s rest in a stone pine bed“
Stone pine beds clearly offer a higher than average sleep quality compared to regular beds. A reduced heart rate guarantees a better night’s rest and results in increased wellbeing during the subsequent day.
Stone pine is anti-bacterial and works wonders in keeping moths away. The knowledge of the stone pine’s characteristics has been passed down in the Alpine region and has even been confirmed in a scientific study.
Source: Joanneum Research (A)