DescriptionFlooded Gum (also known by the
trade name of Rose Gum) is a large hardwood that grows in the moist
soils along the east coast of Australia ranging from around
Bulahdelah in New South Wales up to northern Queensland in a
discontinuous distribution, typically in moist valleys.
rough, thin, flaking bark, grey to brown in colour, covering the
base of the tree for a few metres. Most of the trunk and branches
are a smooth white to greyish white.
The heartwood is a
pink to pale red-brown with the sapwood not clearly distinguishable.
The grain is straight and the texture is moderately course and even.
The timber often features the work of the scribbly borer. This
insect leaves a small trail mark in a weaving or ‘scribbling’
pattern on the timber. The timber also tends to fray slightly on
cutting and has a ‘sheen’ when freshly planed.
The heartwood is
only moderately durable (Class 3), which limits some exterior
applications. Sapwood is resistant to lyctid borer attack.
Applications include general framing, flooring, panelling, joinery
and furniture. Definition