Blue Gum

Eucalyptus Saligna
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Eucalyptus Saligna

Heartwood dark pink to red brown. Sapwood usually sufficiently paler to be readily distinguished. Texture moderately coarse and even. Grains straight or slightly interlocked. Gum veins common. Also known as Sydney Blue Gum.

Properties

DENSITY 850
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 140
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 5%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 9.0
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION Australia
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.85
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 18
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 9%
STABILITY Good
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER Yes

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