Huon pine or Macquarie pine is actually a podocarp (Podocarpaceae) not a true pine (Pinaceae) It is a slow growing, but long-lived tree; some living specimens of this tree are in excess of 2000 years in age. It grows to 10 to 20 m tall, exceptionally reaching 30 m, with arching branches and pendulous branchlets. The leaves are spirally arranged, very small and scale-like, 1 to 3 mm long, covering the shoots completely. It is dioecious, with male (pollen) and female (seed) cones on separate plants. Tasmanian endemic.
Temperate rainforest, the Pieman riverbank.
The female.tree is in the first three photos, and the male tree is in photos four and five. The last photo shows the cut and polished stump of a several hundred year old tree. The female tree is probably at least 500 years old. These two trees probably escaped the extensive logging for Huon pines wood in this area by being poorly shaped for timber.