Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a pink or light reddish brown. Narrow sapwood is paler, and is ambiguously demarcated by a zone of intermediate coloration. Can have a wavy or curly grain which has a very satiny appearance. Much more uncommon, Tasmanian Myrtle can also have dark black streaks in the wood, sometimes referred to as “tiger myrtle.” Grain/Texture: Grain is usually straight, but may be interlocked, wavy, or curly. Texture is very fine and uniform, with a high natural luster.
Tasmanian Myrtle "Tiger Myrtle"
Common Name(s): Tasmanian Myrtle, Myrtle Beech
Scientific Name: Nothofagus cunninghamii
Distribution: Southeast Australia and New Zealand
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 39 lbs/ft3 (625 kg/m3)