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Ppf047 Peppermint Tree Burl 300 x 155 x 17 mm

Ppf047 Peppermint Tree Burl 300 x 155 x 17 mm
Ppf047 Peppermint Tree Burl 300 x 155 x 17 mm

Western Australian peppermint tree (Agonis flexuosa) is also known as kiddifidla or willow myrtle (due to its drooping nature) in its native area along the western Australian coast. The name peppermint tree derives from the strong smell that emerges from its crushed leaves; it was used, therefore, by the aborigines for curing children with breathing problems and colds. The evergreen tree normally does not exceed 10 ms in height and it is quite popular for its decorative look as a park and street tree. The tree's leaves are long but narrow, and when blooming, the whole tree is covered with countless small, white inflorescences. The wood is very hard, dense and heavy, and it shows a pale reddish colour. On some logs, huge burls develop that have flawless fine figured wood with thousands of swivels, eyes and curly figures, most suited for beautiful wood turners objects.
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