Right, so why have you never heard of the Accoya tree? Well that’s because they don’t exist. Accoya starts of as Radiata Pine that is nearly always plantation grown. The Radiata Pine is harvested and then goes through a process of acetyation. This process creates a highly durable (as good as teak!) and stable timber. Ideal for external joinery and cladding without the need to use preservatives. Its properties mean it’s a viable and higher performing option when compared to hardwoods.