Coihue Wood

Technical data and general information of Coihue Wood.

Coihue Wood Description

The coigüe is one of the most common trees of the native forest and sociable, is present in almost all forest types of central-southern Chile. Copies of best development are found along rivers and estuaries. Growing species relatively fast to be in favorable environments and can be operated at 60 years of age. Single male flowers, in inflorescences of 3 flowers. female inflorescences triflora. The fruit consists of 3 light brown nuts, surrounded by the involucre subwoody. its semi-wood is heavy and hard, durable, but with difficulties in drying. easily workable, highly resistant to rot and high mechanical strength.

Coihue Tree
Coihue Tree

Taxonomic Classification

Scientific Name:
Nothofagus Dombeyi



Chilean Name:

Habitat of Coihue Trees

The coigüe is a widespread species. It lives in wet environments moderately from the province of Colchagua in Region VI, to the province of Aysen in Region XI. This indicates its adaptability to varied soil and climatic conditions. It is the hardwood species that reaches the highest development in the Chilean forests with heights up to 50 m and diameters of more than 4 m.

Coihue Wood Properties

Color Pinkish Red
Growth Ring Notorious
Texture Open and interlocking grain
Nominal Density 594 kg/m 3
Contraction From the green state at 0% moisture content
Tangential 3%
Radial 1,5%
Volumetric 18%

Uses or Applications of Coihue Wood

Coihue Wood is used in the Manufacture of:

It is excellent for all kinds of major constructions: bridges, springs, ponds, other. Because of its hardness is very suitable for flooring, parquet, forks, cooperage and furniture store.

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