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TongueTied
8th Nov 2016, 09:57 PM
I had a dead tree on my property that had to come down. Since it is dead, I don't know what the foliage was like. There was bark but not like a stringy bark or iron bark. There are quite a few blackbutt, tallow and terpentine on the property which is located in the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Here are some photos of the wood. Below should be 2 photos showing an end-grain cut and 1 photo showing 2 pieces flat sawn. So, what do you think it is?
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dai sensei
9th Nov 2016, 10:21 PM
Hard/soft, smell etc ?? Looks a bit like Olive

TongueTied
9th Nov 2016, 11:09 PM
Reasonably hard but not nearly as hard as ironbark. From my limited experience, I'd think it was not as hard as spotted gum. There is a smell but nothing I can distinguish and not strong or distinct. The tree had a base diameter of about 600mm and was a very straight trunk.