Brownbarrel

 

 

Botanical name

Eucalyptus fastigata

Origin

Brownbarrel grows in the north-east of Victoria and on the tablelands and south coast of New South Wales.

Trading names

Brownbarrel

Appearance

Heartwood

pale brown.

 

Sapwood

paler and usually easy to distinguish.

 

Texture

medium and even.

 

Grain

often interlocked.

 

Growth rings

visible but not prominent.

General comment

Slow to dry.

Considerable collapse can occur.

Common uses

General construction but not exposed to the weather.

Properties

Hardness rating

Average Hardness Rating - Dry: Moderate


Lyctid Susceptibility of Sapwood

Susceptible
(source AS 5604)


Termite Resistance of Heartwood (inside above ground)

Not resistant
(source AS 5604)


Marine Borer Resistance of Heartwood

Class 4
(source AS 5604)


Natural Durability Rating of Heartwood Above Ground

Class 3
(source AS 5604)


Natural Durability Rating of Heartwood In-Ground Contact

Class 4
(source AS 5604)