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As a comment about Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla), mellielong wrote:

My Dad is a woodturner and I can tell you they really prize the wood from this tree. He's always on the hunt for one being taken down and then cutting it up and distributing it to his woodturning club members.
Name: Taqiyyah
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lovesblooms
May 1, 2015 2:10 PM CST
What makes it different from other pines for his purposes?
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mellielong
May 1, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Here's a vendor my Dad knows that explains why turners like this wood. http://www.woodturningblanks4u.com/norfolk-island-pine-turni... And it's not a true pine. I don't think my Dad has ever turned a regular pine except maybe to practice on.
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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
May 1, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Wow, that wood color is gorgeous--answers my question, thanks!

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