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Norfolk pine, Cook pine

Arucaria heterophylla, Arucaria columnaris

Norfolk pine woodNorfolk Island Pine, Cook Pine
The Norfolk Island Pine grows to 140 feet with a diameter of up to 3 feet. The wood is lightweight (specific gravity .44), has a decided “knotty pine” character, and strength characteristics of Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir. The trees are widely available in Hawai‘i. The wood has a characteristic pine color. The most stunning modern use of these closely related species is for bowl turning. In finely turned bowls, the wood can take on a brilliant translucence very difficult to replicate with other woods. Norfolk and Cook pine wood is virtually identical.

 

 

 

Norfolk Island pine   Cook Island pine

Cook Island pine

 

 

 

 

 

Norfolk Island pine

 

     
Large Norfolk pine
     

The huge Norfolk pine at Kaluanui, Maui