tree grows to 200 feet in height with a trunk diameter up to 4 feet. Since
1880, it has been widely used for forestation in Hawai‘i. The wood is moderately
heavy (specific gravity .61, with mature wood over 50 years old approaching
.75), and runs from pale brown through pink in color, and tends to darken
when finished. The wood is fine grained, and resembles cherry in many applications.
The grain tends to be straight to strongly interlocked, and may show distinct
ribbon-striped figures on quarter-sawn faces.