Araucaria (Hoop Pine)

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Find out more about Araucaria

The botanical name for Araucaria is Araucaria cunninghamii. Araucaria is also commonly referred to as Hoop Pine or Queensland Pine. Araucaria or Hoop Pine is a native Queensland softwood species that is sourced from plantations. 

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What does Araucaria look like?

Araucaria is pale cream to light yellow brown with little variation in colour between heartwood and sapwood. Colour will largely depend on the age of the timber, but grain is typically fine, straight and evenly textured.

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What is Araucaria used for?

Common applications for Araucaria include:

  • Framing - Seasoned Araucaria for protected and exposed above ground framing; preservative treated Araucaria for in-ground framing
  • Internal flooring
  • Internal and external joinery
  • Panelling
  • Decking
  • Cladding
  • Plywood
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Where can I purchase Araucaria?

Araucaria is readily available at all Queensland Timber Merchant Network members. Search for your local supplier via the Accredited Queensland Timber Merchant postcode search tool.

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Where can I find more information about the use and application of Araucaria?

For more detailed information than the Araucaria property table below, visit WoodSolutions or download 'Construction timbers in Queensland' which describes the properties of timbers used in the construction of Class 1 to Class 10 buildings (e.g. houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds) in Queensland, as well as other purposes such as furniture, landscaping and outdoor structures (e.g. playgrounds, fences).

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What are the properties of Araucaria?

Termite resistance

Termite resistant when treated to H2 or higher


This is the measure of the percentage reduction from the unseasoned to 12% moisture content condition.



Mass divided by volume, expressed in kg/m3 when describing timber

 560 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content; approximately 1.7 m3 of seasoned sawn timber per tonne


Low Toughness

Bushfire resistance

Not bushfire resistant


The strength of Australian timber is described in terms of "stress grades". Stress Grading is a way of classifying timber, either visually or by mechanical means to indicate the basic properties to be used for structural design purposes. The stress grade is designated in a form such as "F17", which indicates the relative bending capacity of the timber)


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