This species, yielding 'yellow wood' or podocarp wood is highly valued for its timber and exploited mainly for sawn timber used in construction of houses. The wood is yellowish in colour, straight-grained, and clean of knots and can be used for general carpentry and furniture as well. This species is not known to be in cultivation.
References and further reading
- Farjon, A. 2013. Afrocarpus usambarensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 September 2013
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. (2010). Nomination of properties for inclusion on the World Heritage List Serial nomination: Eastern Arc Mountains Forests of Tanzania. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania.
- Pursha, L. (2003). Chome Aerial Survey; sumary of results. UNDP-GEF East African Cross Borders Biodiversity Project April. Eastern Arc Mountains Conservation Endowment Fund.