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Timber fact sheet

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Carpentaria Shire


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Properties for [fir, Douglas (New Zealand)]

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Standard trade name fir, Douglas (New Zealand)
Botanical name Pseudotsuga menziesii
Synonyms NA
Origin New Zealand
Schedule Schedule C
Hardwood No
Density (kg/m3) 480
Durability above-ground (4)
Durability in-ground (4)
Hardness VS
Joint dry (JD) JD4
Joint green (JG) J5
Strength dry (SD) (SD6)
Strength green (SG) (S5)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility NS
Termite resistance NR
Advisory codes

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Pseudotsuga menziesii
5 years above-ground Approved
15 years protected Approved
15 years Above-ground:A Approved
15 years Above-ground:B Approved
15 years Above-ground:C Approved
15 years Above-ground:D H3!
15 years In-ground:A H4!
15 years In-ground:B H4!
15 years In-ground:C H4!
15 years In-ground:D H4!
Botanical name Pseudotsuga menziesii
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A H3!
50 years Above-ground:B H3!
50 years Above-ground:C H3!
50 years Above-ground:D H3!
50 years In-ground:A H5!
50 years In-ground:B Not approved
50 years In-ground:C Not approved
50 years In-ground:D Not approved