Botanical Name: Pinus Radiata
Other Names: Pine
Source Location: Originated from the USA, sourced from the South Island of New Zealand.
Durability in Ground: U/T: Non Durable, H1.2: Non Durable, H3 Moderately Durable, H4 Very Durable, H5: Very Durable, H6 Very Durable
Durability Above Ground: U/T: Non Durable, H1.2: Non Durable, H3 Moderately Durable, H4 Very Durable, H5: Very Durable, H6 Very Durable
Density: Approx 500kg/m3 (at approx 12% MC)
Dimensions: Clears are available as big as 200x75 and larger treated construction beams are available.
Appearance: Heartwood is an even to light chestnut brown and the sapwood is creamy white with predominant growth rings.
Grades: Grades range from clears to merch as it is used for joinery as well as boxing and construction.
Uses: Considered a “general purpose” timber, it is widely used for heavy duty construction, building, furniture, joinery, mouldings, packaging, weatherboard, decking and fencing.