NOTHOFAGUS

Scientific name: Nothofagus 

Nothofagus was introduced to the UK in 1849.  It’s a deciduous tree with a good shape, often with a forked trunk. 

Experimental plantations established in Wales suffered severe damage during the 1981-82 cold wave that swept through Britain. But small stands survive here. 

 

Timber: Yellowish outer with a red heartwood, grain

 

In Chile, young specimens ( which have soft, yellowish wood ) are known as roble hualle, while old trees, which have developed the reddish heartwood characteristic of mature specimens are known as roble pellín.

Common use:  The timber is valued for its durability in furniture making and construction. 

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