Myrtle | Nothofagus cunninghamii

Myrtle is a predominant species in Tasmania’s cool temperate rainforests. In wet eucalypt forests, Myrtle grows as an understorey tree, and as a small shrub at higher altitudes when the site is exposed to wind.

Myrtle is a striking wood with rich red, brown, and almost orange tones and makes an excellent veneer and finishing timber. It is believed the richness of colour comes from the quality of the soil it grows in.

This young Myrtle we found along the banks of the Franklin River.