A moderately hard, straight-grained, even-textured wood with great strength properties. Works well with hand and machine tools. Density 670kg/m3.
Similar to white Beech. Good stem formation, tall and straight. Slow growth, can take up to 60 years to reach required height.
pink due to the steaming process. The intensity of the colour is proportionate to the number of hours exposed to steaming.
Furniture, chairs, carving, toys, plywood.