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Rimu with velvet lining.

34 x 19 x 8 cm

We also have these in a smaller size - see our other listings.

Brand new retail stock and comes with a very nice presentation box.

We carry a full range of Heritage Woodware, (formerly Lull a Bye Woodware) trays, albums , clocks and weather instruments, check our other listings.


Dacrydium cupressinum (Rimu) is a large evergreen coniferous tree endemic to the forests of NZ.

Rimu grows throughout NZ, in the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island. Although the largest concentration of trees is now found on the West Coast of the South Island, the biggest trees tend to be in mixed podocarp forest near Taupo, in the Pureora, Waihaha, and Whirinaki Forests.

It can be a large but slow growing tree, growing as high as 50 m tall, though most surviving large trees are 20 to 35 m tall. It typically appears as an emergent from mixed broadleaf temperate rainforest, although there are almost pure stands (especially the west coast of the South Island). There are historical accounts of exceptionally tall trees, 60 m, from dense forest near National Park, now destroyed. Its lifespan is approximately 800 to 900 years. Diameters of these trees may exceed 2 m at breast height.

Historically, Rimu and other native trees such as Kauri and Totara were the main sources of wood for New Zealand, including furniture and house construction. However, many of New Zealand's original stands of Rimu have been destroyed, and recent government policies forbid the felling of Rimu in public forests, though allowing limited logging on private land. Pinus radiata has now replaced Rimu in most industries, although Rimu remains popular for the production of high quality wooden furniture. Please click here to ask a question
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