Australia, New Zealand
This species is also cultivated today in plantations situated in northern parts of Spain, East Africa and South America. Of economic importance there, also as veneer wood. In Australia, Eucalyptus trees can reach 110 m in height and are considered to be the tallest trees in the world. Extremely quick growth when cultivated in plantations.
Plain Eucalyptus – like Eucalyptus Pommele and Figured Eucalyptus – is rarely used as face veneer, but mostly for sides and for interior veneers as the wood is not very expressive. Besides for veneers, Eucalyptus is used for railroad ties and in ship and vehicle construction. As plantation wood mostly used for paper production.
Colour ranges from a light grey to yellow, up to a light brown. Colour variations within one single log are normal.
Sometimes problematic. Tools tend to become dull. When planed, fibers may tear. Screw and nail joints should be pre-drilled.
Difficult. Highly prone to warp. Danger of cell collapse.
Problem-free. Takes varnishes well.
All methods can be applied without any problems.