King Billy Pine
Botanical Name: Athrotaxis selaginoides
King Billy Pine is an extremely slow growing species that grows only in the mountains of north west and south west Tasmania. It has extremely beautiful coloured wood, with the sapwood being yellow and the heartwood a reddish pink to brown with impressive growth rings of distinct colouring. A pliable timber, easily worked. Its physical properties are comparable to Western Red Cedar, but it is stronger than Cedar.
King Billy Pine is one of the finest soundboard timbers that grows upon this earth. It is also a lovely timber to work with, planes and carves beautifully and fills the workshop with a pleasant aromatic odour when worked.