EUCALYPTUS

  • Family:
  • Myrtaceae
  • Scientific Name:

  • Eucalyptus Tereticornis

  • Common name:

  • River Red Gum

  • Origin:

  • Australia

  • Eucalyptus is one of the most industrially used forest resources in the world. In addition to the economic benefits for the population, plantations are an excellent alternative to reduce the high rate of deforestation of natural forests and preserve our biodiversity.

     

   Tree physiognomy

  • Tree:
  • It can reach up to 50 meters with a diameter of 150 cm.
  • Trunk:

  • Straight, without branches up to half the total height of the tree.

  • Bark:

  • Thick and irregular, a mixture of reddish, grey, greenish-blue and whitish colors.

  • Cup:

  • Quite dense

   Characteristics and properties of       the wood  

  • The wood is ocher in color with yellowish sapwood. Odorless wood, medium brightness, crisscrossed fibers and fine, uniform texture. It's heavy and hard.

  • Natural durability:

  • 10 to 20 years
  • Wood handling:

  • Easy to brush, mold and lathe. Difficulty in screwing and nailing due to its hardness and crisscross grain.

  • Drying process:

  • It dries easily in the open air, presenting slight deformations.

  • Main uses:

  • Plywood and agglomerates, posts, pallets, beams and carpentry.


Physical and mechanical properties