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New Zealand Radiata Pine

Radiata Pine FurniturePinus Radiata was first introduced to New Zealand in 1859. It is an exceptionally fast-growing and versatile tree crop that accounts for 89% of the country’s plantation forests today.

New Zealand’s ideal climate and soil conditions promote Radiata Pine trees which grow faster and straighter than almost any other tree species. Because New Zealand has the most developed plantation management and management aids in the world Radiata Pine grown in New Zealand is an advanced wood product. The genetic improvement and advanced forest management has resulted in a wood that is strong and of the highest quality.

Due to its excellent properties The Radiata Pine has seen increasing demand from the upper and middle segments of the furniture market. It is sold in New Zealand as well as to other countries to create excellent quality furniture that is both strong and beautiful.

 This information and accompanying photo were sourced, courtesy of the New Zealand Pine Manufacturers Association, from the publication New Zealand Pine User Guide.