Tallow Wood

Eucalyptus Microcorys by its Latin name, is from the Myrtaceae family and also known as Australian Tallowwood.

Region

Australia in New South Wales and Queensland.

Qualities

Fairly easy to work considering its density, problems could happen when glueing due to its greasy nature.

Density

990kg per cubic meter.

Characteristics

Heartwood light yellowish brown with a slight olive colour it is very durable and impenetrable to impregnation and preservation. Sap wood is lighter in colour and can be susceptible to lyctid borer attack.

Uses

Decking, Heavy engineering structures, Sleepers, Bridges, Wharfage, Flooring, Cladding, Sills, Crossarms, Poles, Piles, Cooling towers etc.