Economic importance of Agathis robusta
June 20, 2012 | Benefits of Trees | No Comments|
Common name: Australian dammar pine, kauri pine
Description: Monoecious tree, trunk clear for over half its length; crown dense. Bark is orange-brown, brown or grey-brown; smooth to slightly flaky. Bark exudates a clear or somewhat milky. Leaves spirally arranged on primary shoots, opposite to sub-opposite on lateral shoots; leaves entire on petioles, linear to elliptic, veins fine, longitudinal, more or less parallel. Juvenile leaves similar but oblong-lanceolate, acute, glabrous, green, shiny above and dull beneath, venation faint and longitudinal.
- Excellent source of timber for general joinery purposes.
- Wood is easy to work upon and gives a glossy surface. Used for making plywood, cabinet works, furniture, indoor fittings and building boats.
- Wood is also used for manufacture of writing, printing, and wrapping papers.
- Yields an oleoresin which is used in adhesives, paints, polishes, inks, and lacquers.