Blackbutt

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Native to Australia, Eucalyptus Pilularis or coastal Blackbutt as it is popularly known, is a pale brown coloured wood with pink highlights. The grain of Blackbutt is mostly straight and although the sapwood is paler than the heartwood, it has a medium and even texture throughout the surface which makes it suitable for use in building various types of wooden structures.

The coastal Blackbutt found in Australia is not related to the tableland species of Blackbutt (Eucalyptus Andrewsii Ssp Campanulata) that ...

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Ironbark

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The Ironbark variety of Eucalyptus species got its name because of its dark wood which is deeply furrowed due to accumulation of dead bark. This accumulation also creates fissures which dry out and become hard as rock with the buildup of the dark red sap from the tree. This tough outer layer of bark is resistant to fire and heat in moderate forest fires. However, if the fire is extreme, the bark still protects the dormant buds which lie beneath ...

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River Red Gum

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The River Red Gum tree (E. Camaldulensis ) is one of the 800 varieties of the Eucalyptus species. This beautiful tree is native to Australia where it is found near inland rivers and other water courses in the mainland of this continent. It is a shade producing tree that also helps in stabilizing river banks by spreading out its roots to hold the soil and control flooding. The There are River Red Gum tree plantations around the world including Argentina, ...

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StringyBark

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All Stringybark trees belong to the Myrtaceae family and can grow to be large, reaching heights of 80 meters or more in extremely fertile areas. However, in their natural environments, the average size of these trees range from 10 to 40 meters in height.

There are many varieties of the Eucalyptus species that are called Stringybark:

  • Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua)
  • Silvertop Stringybark (Eucalyptus laevopinea0)
  • Mealy Stringybark (Eucalyptus cephalocarpa)
  • Red Stringybark (Eucalyptus macrorhyncha)
  • White Stringybark (Eucalyptus globoidea)
  • Yellow Stringybark (Eucalyptus acmenoides)
  • Blue-leaved Stringybark (Eucalyptus agglomerata)
  • Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri)
  • Narrow-leaved Stringybark ...
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Treated Pine

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Pine trees grow in many parts of the world. Treated pine is one of the most popular forms of timber used in Australia. The majority of treated pine comes from plantations in New Zealand and Australia.

Untreated pine has very little durability and cannot be used in any type of construction where robust hardwood is required. However, treated Pine has better durability and an amazing resistance to decay and termites. Treated pine is also good for hand work with because it ...

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