Small Macrocarpa Takahe Urns
A memorial for your child or pet.
This urn has been handcrafted from the exotic Macrocarpa tree. Macrocarpa's
natural habitat is limited to the peninsular of Point Lobos near Monterey in
Southern California also home of Radiata Pine and was introduced to New
Zealand in the 1860's, planted mainly as shelter belts but occasionally as
plantations. The timber is a low to medium density softwood and has a large
amount of heartwood which is a golden brown honey colour. It has a moderately
stiff strong timber similar to New Zealand grown Douglas Fir and is one of the
most naturally durable exotic softwoods grown in here. The Macrocarpa is
resistant to insects and borer attack in its sawn form, its heartwood is rated
moderately durable and when dry will accept a variety of paints, oils, two pot
resins and varnishes. The nameplate provided can be stuck on the top of the
urn or on the side.