SYDNEY BLUE GUM TIMBER FLOORING AND DECKING
SYDNEY BLUE GUM (EUCALYPTUS SALIGNA)
Sydney Blue Gum, named for its attractive blue-grey bark, grows along the New South Wales coastline, extending from Batemans Bay into southern Queensland. The tree can grow to a height of more than 60 metres. Sydney Blue Gum is a common plantation timber in Australia.
The timber is usually straight grained, with a small percentage showing some interlocking grain. The texture is moderately coarse, with distinctive colour varying from soft pinks to dark pinks and browns. Gum veins and gum pockets are common.
Sydney Blue Gum is commonly used for Flooring, Decking, joinery, furniture, domestic and commercial construction, cladding, panelling, boat building and parquetry.
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 3 (source AS 5604)
Natural Durability Rating of Heartwood Above Ground Class 2 (source AS 5604)
Natural Durability Rating of Heartwood In-Ground Contact Class 3 (source AS 5604)
Janka Rating 9.0