Bunya Pine is a coniferous evergreen tree native to Eastern Queensland. The nut of this tree can grow to over 10kg and is popular as a ?bush food? that has been traditionally eaten both raw and cooked. It has pale brown to golden heartwood with little distinguishable sapwood. It can feature swirl patterns with cream streaks and has a fine grain. Heavily logged by the early European settlers, it is now mostly harvested from plantations. It is prized as ?tonewood? for stringed instruments ? in particular by guitar makers.