Botanical Name: Dacrycarpus dacrydioides
Other Names: White Pine
Source Location: South Island of New Zealand.
Stability: Very Stable
Durability in Ground: Durable (if treated)
Durability Above Ground: Very Durable (if treated)
Density: Approx 500kg/m3 (at approx12% MC)
Dimensions: Because of its dotted existence, it is cut mostly on portable mills as they come across it and their size capacity is 200x50.
Appearance: The sapwood is light creamy white and the heartwood pale to bright yellow
Grades: Dressing grade is not commonly used and therefore clears are more readily available.
Uses: Because it is light and easy worked it has always been associated with boat building and kitchen woodware as it is free from odour or taste.
Tips: It is treated to H3 for exterior use but the timber only really absorbs this treatment to H1.2 extent