Special timbers

special timbers distribution

Tasmania’s special timbers occur in forests dispersed across the State that experience high rainfall. The trees classified as “Special Species” include Huon Pine, Celery Top Pine, Blackwood, Sassafras and Myrtle.

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huon pine

Found only in western and south-west Tasmania along riverbanks, lakeshores and in swampy or very high rainfall locations, Huon Pine is easily recognised from its feathery foliage and drooping lower branches.

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huon pine

Found only in western and south-west Tasmania along riverbanks, lakeshores and in swampy or very high rainfall locations, Huon Pine is easily recognised from its feathery foliage and drooping lower branches.

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sassafras

Sassafras is a small to medium-sized, conically shaped evergreen tree, identified by its pale green leaves, and fragrant scent. Approximately 82% of Tasmania’s forests containing Sassafras are held in reserves.

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myrtle

Myrtle is a large, spreading evergreen tree with fans of lacy foliage, that flushes rose pink to orange-bronze in spring. A dominant species in cool temperate regions, where it reaches heights of around 40m.

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myrtle

Myrtle is a large, spreading evergreen tree with fans of lacy foliage, that flushes rose pink to orange-bronze in spring. A dominant species in cool temperate regions, where it reaches heights of around 40m.

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celery top pine

Celery-top pine is a large, conical tree known for its celery-like phyllodes (like leaves). 82% of Celery Top Forest type is held within reserves.

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blackwood

Blackwood is one of the best known of Tasmania’s wattles, it has a well formed trunk below a dense crown. Around 36% of total Blackwood forest types are reserved.

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blackwood

Blackwood is one of the best known of Tasmania’s wattles, it has a well formed trunk below a dense crown. Around 36% of total Blackwood forest types are reserved.

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