Hoop pine grows in the rainforests of northern New South Wales and Queensland and in some mountain regions of Papua New Guinea.
Not to be confused with Radiata pine, which is far softer, has knots and rots easily, Araucaria hoop pine is a first-class softwood, it has very few growth rings, knots or prominent grain.
It varies in colour from white to cream or light brown, is very easy to work with and has almost no odour. Due to its fine, even grain it does not easily warp, and takes well to stains and finishes. Araucaria is now mostly found in timber plantations in Queensland, Australia.
We source our Araucaria (hoop pine) timber from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests in Australia.
FSC is our preferred wood certification. We are working to make 100% of our hives from FSC sources. If you can help us please get in touch. When FSC isn’t available we have a wood sourcing policy to make sure the forests are being looked after (to be published soon).
FSC is the scheme preferred by organisations like WWF and Greenpeace. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was founded in 1993. It aims to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. Read more on FSC at https://ic.fsc.org/en