DescriptionTurpentine is a large sized tree
which grows predominantly along the east coast of Australia from
Sydney to far north Cairns in Queensland.
Its bark is
stringy, fibrous and quite deeply rutted. The bark contains a band
of oleo-resin which has given the tree its common name. This resin
is thought to have a repelling affect on insects and the bark is
typically left in place for marine pile
The heartwood is a
reddish brown pale colour with the sapwood being distinctly lighter
in colour. The texture is generally fine and even with the grain
having characteristic interlocking. The timber is free of gum vein.
Considerable movement may be experienced when seasoning the product
due to the interlocking grain.
highly durable (Class 1) making it extremely versatile. Applications
include heavy engineering, marine structures and piling, ship
building, sleepers, poles, framework, panelling, cladding, flooring
and decking. Definition