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Timber fact sheet

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Carpentaria Shire


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Properties for [gum, blue, Sydney]

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Standard trade name gum, blue, Sydney
Botanical name Eucalyptus saligna
Synonyms NA
Origin Queensland-central,
Schedule Schedule B
Hardwood Yes
Density (kg/m3) 895
Durability above-ground (2)
Durability in-ground 3
Hardness H
Joint dry (JD) JD2
Joint green (JG) J2
Strength dry (SD) (SD3)
Strength green (SG) (S2)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility (SL)
Termite resistance NR
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Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Eucalyptus saligna
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 Approved
15 years In-ground:A C5
15 years In-ground:B C5
15 years In-ground:C C5
15 years In-ground:D C5
Botanical name Eucalyptus saligna
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A Approved
50 years Above-ground:B Approved
50 years Above-ground:C H3!
50 years Above-ground:D H3!
50 years In-ground:A H5!
50 years In-ground:B C7
50 years In-ground:C C9
50 years In-ground:D C9