Hoop PineTo Plants
Araucaria cunninghamii or Hoop Pine is defined by its distinctive horizontal splits or 'hoops' on the bark. A particularly slow growing tree, it has an annual growth of only 23mm which is a slow rise to their total height of over 60 metres at full growth. Hoop Pines can live for over 450 years and take over 200 years to start to produce the male and female cones necessary to reproduce. Common in the drier coastal forests of Northern NSW, its pale fine textured wood is popular in furniture making with uses as varied as panelling to the manufacturing of matchsticks.