Extremely long-lived, some trees are 1,500 years old. Valued for its yellow wood, it was over logged for ship masts, beams, rafters, and other construction. Today, it is protected from harvesting in its native land of South Africa. Due to its extensive range and ease of propagation, the populations have bounced back. This tall coniferous tree can be propagated by seed, cuttings, or air layering.
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- Toxic to humans