Pinus tecunumanii is an important timber tree in Central America, where it can grow a straight bole with large dimensions. It is largely exploited for sawn timber and other local wood products in its native range; potentials for wood pulp production are considered to be high if it was to be grown extensively in plantations. This taxon has received considerable interest from foresters as a species for potential plantation forestry to be introduced in tropical countries. A comprehensive collection of seed and specimens was carried out by the Oxford Forestry Institute (OFI), as well as by other organizations, throughout its entire range. A major limitation to introductions on a large scale is the limited availability of seeds, both from natural stands and from so-called seed orchards. It has been planted as a forestry tree in Africa, India, South America and Australia (Queensland). It is not known to be used as an amenity tree.