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Timber fact sheet

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Diamantina Shire


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Target design life (years):

Properties for [beech, European]

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Standard trade name beech, European
Botanical name Fagus sylvatica
Synonyms NA
Origin Europe
Schedule Schedule C
Hardwood Yes
Density (kg/m3) 670
Durability above-ground (4)
Durability in-ground (4)
Hardness F
Joint dry (JD) JD3
Joint green (JG)
Strength dry (SD) (SD4)
Strength green (SG) (S4)
Bushfire resisting No
Lyctine susceptibility (SL)
Termite resistance NR
Advisory codes

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Fagus sylvatica
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 C6
Botanical name Fagus sylvatica
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A Approved
50 years Above-ground:B Not approved
50 years Above-ground:C Not approved
50 years Above-ground:D Not approved
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