Definition: Coniferous

Category: Forestry

All woods derived from trees classified botanically as Gymnospermae, e.g. Abies spp., Araucaria spp., Cedrus spp., Chamaecyparis spp., Cupressus spp., Larix spp., Picea spp., Pinus spp., Thuja spp., Tsuga spp., etc. These are generally referred to as softwoods
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), European Commission (Eurostat), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire (2010), Definitions