One of the best known of Tasmania’s native conifers growing to around 25 metres, Celery Top has a pale straw colour when freshly cut and darkens to pleasing gold tones with age.

It is hard, strong and dense, finishes well and has no odour or taste. It is relatively heavy for a pine. Traditionally used for boat building, especially for fit-out and cabins, but also for planking wooden boats, and it is also used for joinery, bench tops, flooring, outdoor and indoor furniture, kitchen cupboards and wall paneling. It is also good for turning, especially for spindle work. Celery Top is prized for its durability, stability and lovely fine-grained texture.


  • Boat Building

  • Flooring

  • Furniture

  • Cabinetry

  • Joinery

  • External cladding and decking Craft



Density (kg/m3) unseasoned 1050

Strength Group - unseasoned S4

Radial Shrinkage % 1.5

Lyctid Susceptible No

Colour White to pale straw. Darkens with age

Grain Straight, fine & even

Nailing Difficult to nail when seasoned, pre-drilling recommended

Sawing Good

Turning Good

Gluing Good

Density (kg/m3) seasoned 650

Strength Group - seasoned SD5

Tangential Shrinkage %  3.5

Stability Excellent

Durable Yes

Texture Close and uniform

Screwing Pre-drilling recommended

Moulding Good

Bending Excellent

Finishing Good