A majestic evergreen tree that can grow to the height of up to 50m in ideal conditions. Has a long straight trunk with peeling bark. The large, dense crown is often a roosting and nesting site for various birds. The wood is used extensively for furniture, roof beams, floorboards, door and window frames and boat building. Some of the famous yellowwood antiques seen throughout South Africa were made from the wood of this specific tree. Podocarpus falcatus could make an ideal indigenous substitute for the exotic pine trees currently being used in plantations.