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Ancient Huon Pine Bowl. Tasmania

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Millions of years ago, the earliest trees to evolve included some of the conifers such as the genera Lagarostrobos – aka Huon pine.  Some of these pines would live over 2000 years. 

In Tasmania, these pines were heavily exploited for shipbuilding and furniture making.  The pine is stable, is highly resistant to rot and has a pleasant fragrance.

In 2002, I commissioned a woodworker to craft a variety of bowls and vessels for me . . .  and sign the bottom.

This is one of those bowls.  More are on the site  . . .  some in Tasmanian Myrtle.

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