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.