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Timber species: exotic

There are a range of New Zealand plantation grown exotic and indigenous species to suit a range of applications including structural, appearance, engineered wood products, furniture and joinery.

Exotic-grown plantation species in New Zealand are subject to high environmental management standards. The primary species grown in New Zealand are Radiata Pine and Douglas-fir.

Exotic plantation grown species include:

Exotic grown species of occasional supply include:

View a comparative matrix of New Zealand grown exotic species including information on sustainability, availability, key applications, density range and durability of heartwood.

Exotic species comparative matrix – printable .pdf