This species of Grass Tree is only one of 29 to produce a solid wooden core. This core can take up to 550 years to form and can only be found in the isolated forests of South Western Australia. The plant needs to be dead for at least 3-5 years before the wood can be salvaged. Less than 0.1% of these dead species yield a usable stump. A diminishing habitat and extremely slow growth rate ensure that these stumps will be an increasingly rare commodity.