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  1. #1
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    Question Tree Identification

    Can anyone tell me what this tree is? A couple of them were cut down on my local golf course, and I want to see about salvaging them for woodturning. However, it would be nice to know what it is that I am getting, and whether the timber is likely to turn up well.
    A picture of the tree in question may be found here, and a (slightly blurred) closeup of the leaves may be found here. They seem to be quite popular decorative trees around Brisbane.

    Thanks,
    Tristan Croll

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  3. #2
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    My apologies. The correct links for the pictures are here for the tree and here for the leaves.
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    Tristan, From what I could make out from your photos, the trees are teriliana. If they have rough bark for about a metre or so at the base then the trunk is smooth and shiny above and the leaves are full of sooty mould then I have the right tree. They have a highly figured heartwood with a wide pale sapwood. We have slabbed a large specimen, 600mm diameter and it a made a very nice bar top. I have not turned it but from my experience it is very stable. Only go for the big ones.

    ps It is a native rainforest tree from north Qld that used be classified as a Eucalypt that got a bit out of hand when planted in Brisbane as a street tree.

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    Thanks for your help. I believe you've hit the nail on the head. Methinks I'll have to go and collect them.
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