Hoop pine

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Hoop pine, Credit Pete 1968


Hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) is a pine-like tree found in New South Wales and Queensland. The trees, like northern hemisphere pines, grow rapidly with good longevity (up to 450 years). The tree produces a high quality wood that is commonly used in plywood. Additional uses include furniture, veneer, joinery, paneling, flooring, boats, and particle board. The resin from the hoop pine was used as an adhesive by the Aborigines.

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