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Species

Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata)

 

The mighty Jarrah is one of the most commonly known trees which grow in Western Australia. Some of the larger trees have grown up to 50 metres in height with a 3 metre trunk diameter, judged to be 500 years old.

 

The long, straight, branch free bole, durability in wet and weathered conditions and resistance to termites made it the first choice for construction timbers such as bridges and house frames. Jarrah has a rich, reddish brown colour and is a traditional choice for flooring, paneling and furniture making.

Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Famous for being the tallest tree grown in the south-west of Australia, it also ranks among the tallest in the world. Karris can grow to 90 metres in height and reaches its optimum height within 100 years. Manjimup is home to the "Four Aces", four magnificent Karri trees perfectly aligned that are between 300 and 400 years old and began life long before Captain Cook first landed on Australian soil.

 

Its density means it is one of the most reliable timbers for heavy duty purposes, making it our first choice for gluts, bearers, sleepers and crane mats. There has also been a recent shift in its popularity for slabs and other furniture timbers as people are beginning to appreciate its blended appearance of soft pinks and deep burgundies.

Blackbutt (Eucalyptus patens)

 

The Blackbutt tree, grows up to 45 metres high, with a bole of half that, and with a trunk diameter up to 2 metres. The tree derives its common name from the fact that it is one of the least flammable of the eucalypts and usually survives moderate forest fires with only an increased blackening of its bark.

 

The yellow to honey coloured timber has similar characteristics to that of Jarrah and is widely sought after as an alternative to the darker timbers for flooring and paneling.

Marri (Corymbia calophylla)

 

The Marri tree is another variety of the "Tall Timbers" which grow in the south-west of Western Australia. They can reach a height of 60 metres and be between 200 and 300 hundred years old.

 

The timber varies in colour from pale yellow to warm browns giving flooring a natural appeal. Marri typically holds more gum in its grain than Jarrah, Karri or Blackbutt and is sought after for this unique feature.