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Eucalyptus saligna

Saligna woodSaligna eucalyptus, Flooded-gum
This tree grows to 200 feet in height with a trunk diameter up to 4 feet. Since 1880, it has been widely used for forestation in Hawai‘i. The wood is moderately heavy (specific gravity .61, with mature wood over 50 years old approaching .75), and runs from pale brown through pink in color, and tends to darken when finished. The wood is fine grained, and resembles cherry in many applications. The grain tends to be straight to strongly interlocked, and may show distinct ribbon-striped figures on quarter-sawn faces.

Saligna wood
     
         
bark and leaf   trunk

Bark and leaf

 

 

Saligna forest