Gum – Spotted

Size of tree and type of forest/location: A large hardwood of common occurrence on the poorer clay subsoils of the east coast from the Victoria-New South Wales border to the Maryborough district in Queensland.

Description of wood: Heartwood pale to dark brown. Texture moderately coarse. Grain variable; frequent presence of wavy grain produces an attractive fiddleback figure. Slightly greasy nature. Gum veins common.
Dry density kg/m3: 1100

Workability: Not hard to work. Satisfactory for steam bending if straight grained material is selected

Durability: Class 3

Use: Shipbuilding, flooring, plywood, heavy engineering construction, piles.

Availability: Relatively common in New South Wales and southern Queensland.