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Palm Island Aboriginal Shire

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End-stops

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Target design life (years):

Properties for [balau (other than red balau)]

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Standard trade name balau (other than red balau)
Botanical name Shorea spp.
Synonyms NA
Origin Asia-Pacific
Schedule Schedule C
Hardwood Yes
Density (kg/m3) 900
Durability above-ground (1)
Durability in-ground (2)
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
Advisory codes A2

Target design life, hazard zones and conditions for use

Botanical name Shorea spp.
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 Approved
15 years In-ground:B C2
15 years In-ground:C C3
15 years In-ground:D C4
Botanical name Shorea spp.
50 years protected Approved
50 years Above-ground:A Approved
50 years Above-ground:B Approved
50 years Above-ground:C Approved
50 years Above-ground:D Approved
50 years In-ground:A C1
50 years In-ground:B C7
50 years In-ground:C C8
50 years In-ground:D C9