Large trees will be valuable timber and have undoubtedly been logged for this purpose. Its wood is probably not distinguished from other members of the family and traded as 'podocarp' wood. Its properties and uses would be similar to those of D. imbricatus and particularly useful for construction of houses and making of furniture.
References and further reading
- Culmsee, Heike, et al. 2011. Tree diversity and phytogeographical patterns of tropical high mountain rain forests in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 20(5): 1103-1123.
- Farjon, A. 2013. Dacrycarpus steupii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T34205A2850944. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T34205A2850944.en. Downloaded on 27 July 2017.