Luckly for Lagarostrobos Franklinii or Huon Pine for those of us who can't speak tree, the Australian Forestry Commission declared it a protected species in 1981 and logging became severely restricted to mostly salvage from forrest floor and river beds.
Okay so you have to wait for it, we get it, now tell me what's good about it. Alright I will. Beginning with an interesting fact. The unique oil (methyl eugenol) that permeates the wood making it
virtually rot proof has also been used for dressing wounds, treating toothache, as a paint preservative and insecticide. Sounds like an interesting day out. But it's the combination of being a
lightweight, easy to carve, stable wood that isn't prone to shrinking that makes it really good.
If all that doesn't excite you maybe another interesting fact will, namely that all trees are genetically identical males that reproduce vegetatively. So basically the tree we see now, let's call it Adam, is just a clone of itself.
Now personally I never knew trees had a gender, it's not something I think about all that often to be fair, but being the producer of the finest construction wood known to man and one of the most
perfectly formed organisms on the planet it seems clear to me this is one tree that wasn't distracted by the apple.