forest whimsy is a collection of decorative trees turned on the lathe

this little one is made from huon pine

a friction polish finish has been applied to bring out the depth of color

these trees look pretty enough on their own but grouped in with others, they make a real statement.

happy to answer any questions or provide further photos


Lagarostrobos franklinii is a species of conifer native to the wet southwestern corner of Tasmania, Australia. It is often known as the Huon pine or Macquarie pine, although it is actually a podocarp (Podocarpaceae), not a true pine (Pinaceae)

The wood is highly prized for its golden yellow colour, fine grain, and natural oils that resist rotting. The chemical giving the timber its unique smell and preservative qualities is methyl eugenol.​​​​​​​

Huon pines are some of the oldest living organisms on the Earth.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


huon pine tree

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