Botanical Name: Podocarpus Totara
Source Location: The South Island of New Zealand
Stability: Sap: Moderately Stable, Colour: Moderately Stable, Heart: Stable
Durability in Ground: Sap: Non Durable, Colour: Non Durable, Heart: Non Durable
Durability Above Ground: Sap: Non Durable, Colour: Non Durable, Heart: Moderately Durable
Density: Approx 500 kg/m3 (approx at 12% MC)
Appearance: The heartwood is an even reddish pink and the sapwood pale brown
Tips: It has a very straight grain, a fine even texture cutting smoothly across the grain in spite of its softness. The properties of the wood deteriorate over time so it is not suitable to be recycled.