Leatherwood, Eucryphia lucida, grows as an understorey tree in Tasmania's wetter mixed forests and rainforests often in riparian areas.
Leatherwood timber is hard, strong, moderately heavy, easily worked and has a very fine grain.
Its name originated from the unusual flexibility of its green timber.
Leatherwood timber is pink to brown in colour with the occasional occurrence of red-heart effect in mature logs which produces a similar pattern and appearance to black-heart sassafras.
Air dry density about 740 kg/m3 (Bootle 1985).
Wherever possible areas dominated by leatherwood trees in PTPZ land are excluded from logging coupes to maintain a resource for the apiary industry.
Intermittently some leatherwood trees harvested from within coupes provide logs which are sold in tenders at IST Geeveston.