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also known as stone or yellow pine, it defies wind and weather in high mountain locations up to the tree line and even beyond, standing majestically and often serenely alone. An evergreen, with thick bundles of needles up to 9 cm long that rustle unmistakably in the wind, it can grow to heights of up to 20 metres. The Swiss pine has always been prized: it was used to clad the walls of farmhouse kitchens as well as for furniture and panelling in grand residences and palaces. It has a characteristic, unmistakable scent, while its health value was known to our ancestors and has now been confirmed by the latest scientific investigations, offering positive effects for the heart and the circulatory system, calming the nerves and aiding deeper, more relaxing sleep. Pests such as moths will avoid the wood.