huon pine

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Huon pine

(Plants) a Tasmanian coniferous tree, Dacrydium franklinii, with scalelike leaves and cup-shaped berry-like fruits: family Podocarpaceae. It is among the oldest living individual plants, thought to be up to 10 000 years old
[named after the Huon River, Tasmania]
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Noun1.huon pine - Tasmanian timber tree with yellow aromatic wavy-grained wood used for carving and ship building; sometimes placed in genus Dacrydium
genus Lagarostrobus, Lagarostrobus - genus of dioecious evergreen trees of New Zealand and Tasmania; similar to genus Dacrydium
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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There will be the state-of-the-art carbon supermaxis in direct competition with the likes of an 80-year-old Huon pine gaffer, or club cruisers/racers and agile, fast-planing Formula One speedboats like the TP52S.
A native Australian, Martin works with many kinds of wood that will be unfamiliar to American readers, including Huon Pine, Queensland Rosewood, Yakka, and Jacaranda.
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In the instance of Their Lips Met, the hand-polished surfaces of her slip-cast porcelain cups, once released from their Huon pine box, sit so closely together as if magnetically attracted but not quite touching--the space that hovers between the two as powerful as the forms that created it.
IN 2005 WHILE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, I came across Huon Pine, a wonderful wood native only to Tasmania that is used for boat building, furniture and a variety of other objects.
These include the sassafras, myrtle, blackwood, celery-top pine, King Billy pine, musk, and huon pine.
and Australian scientists measured the rings of 23 Huon pine trees on a small mountain in western Tasmania.
After 2017, the latest sailors to have reached the notable (sea) milestone of 25 Rolex Sydney Hobart races will have their names engraved on the beautiful Huon pine map of Tasmania in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA).
Built of Huon pine planking over hardwood ribs, according to Jock's autobiography Maritime Reflections, Trevassa was similar to the 1947 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours winner Waltzing Matilda he'd also built.
Built in 1932 from Tasmanian Huon pine, the gaff-rigged yacht was rebuilt by Noakes' head, Langman, also known for racing his high-octane former yachts, AAPTana Loyal.