Softwood species are coniferous trees, usually produced in plantations. Softwood comes mainly from Northern Europe, North America, Russia, Japan and New Zealand, although it is commonly found in most temperate regions.
Because softwood comes from fast growing trees, it has a good sustainability profile in terms of land use. The most used type of softwood are spruce, pine and douglas fir.
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