|Scientific name||Eucalyptus sieberi syn. E. sieberana. Family: Myrtaceae|
Silvertop, coast ash, ironbark (Tasmania)
|Description and natural occurrence|
A tall tree to 45 m with hard, deeply furrowed dark grey to black bark, covering the trunk, and contrasting smooth-barked branches above.
It is found in the tablelands, central coastal and south coastal New South Wales, through eastern Victoria and the coastal Gippsland districts, and in the north-eastern corner of Tasmania.
Shrinkage to 12% MC
Burning splinter test.
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Queensland Goverment (2010). Construction timbers in Queensland: properties and specifications for satisfactory performance of construction timbers in Queensland, Class 1 and Class 10 buildings (Books 1 and 2). Queensland Government, Brisbane.
Ilic, J (1991). CSIRO Atlas of Hardwoods. Crawford House Press.
Standards Australia (2000). AS 2082-2000: Timber - Hardwood - Visually stress-graded for structural purposes, Australian Standard, distributed by SAI Global Limited.
Last updated 05 October 2012