A strong-growing, tough tree that does well in poor swampy or salty soil; also adaptable to a dry climate. The leaves are a very dark green, the bark is dark and rough, and pink flowers are produced in copious quantities.
A beautiful tall, elegant tree, 35 m or so high, with a tall, straight cylindrical trunk. Prized for the strength and durability of their timber. The bark sheds to the ground, there is no collar. Koala tree.
This fast growing, elegant gum is valuable in plantation forestry. The white bark is often rough at base and smooth above. Favours hill slope locations and warm humid conditions. Natural distribution along the coast and nearby ranges of New South Wales and Queensland.
Gympie messmate is an important commercial wood products tree in Queensland that produces high quality, strong, extremely durable and attractive timber. Although only small volumes are harvested from native forests in Queensland, it has a well-established market, and is in demand nationally. Gympie messmate timber from native forest has been used for a range of construction, engineering, appearance products and round timbers.
Hardy and Both the foliage and the trunks are beautiful, making it an ideal choice where the space is available. Well-grown stock should grow quickly, and provide beautiful character within a few years after planting. Hardy and durable timber used for multiple purposes. See http://www.timber.net.au
Native to the semi-arid areas in Southwest Australia. It is traded as sandalwood for it aromatic oil and timber. The tree is a hemi-parasite requiring macro-nutrients from roots of hosts. The host should be surface rooted, evergreen, water storing, nutrient storing and with a high osmotic pressure. Olives, acacias and most Australian natives are good. Eucalytpus, conifers and citrus are not suitable hosts. The more trees and shrubs and ground covers you have in your yard as host plants the happier the Santalum will be. The kernal inside the hard shell is edible. Drought and salt tolerant. Host
An erect tree with hard deeply furrowed black persistent bark and narrowed drooping leaves. One of the important commercial timbers of Qld with hard reddish durable timber used for heavy construction. A slower growing eucalypt.
A tall spreading gum, native to North Eastern NSW. The bark is shed in long strips revealing a smooth white bark, but is often scaly and corky at the trunk base. Highly recommended for quick growing forestry plantations.
This tall tree is often found on the edge of rainforests. It has soft, fibrous, orange bark and a dense crown. Tallowwood is so named due to the greasy feel of the wood when cut, and is a known koala feed tree.