41 Rimu Dacrydium cupressinum

Family: Podocarpaceae

A well known New Zealand tree, its timber was widely used for house construction as large stands of Rimu were found in lowland forests all over New Zealand. Rimu is slow growing and large trees can be 900 years old. Felling rimu is now prohibited in public forests. Today, rimu furniture is either recycled or from private lands. The weeping form of the tree eventually changes as the tree matures.