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Bangalay - See Southern Mahogany
Black Mountain Ash - See Cuttail

Silvertop Ash

(Eucalyptus sieberi)

other name: Coast Ash.

NSW. Pale, straight grain, frequent small dark marks, more difficult to season, medium durability. general building, flooring, structural, wood chipping. Main woodchip export to Japan from Eden.

White Ash

(Eucalyptus fraxinoides)

S. NSW coastal mountains (will tolerate high altitude conditions). Straw colour to light brown, coarse texture, straight grain, low durability. joinery, flooring, general construction.


(Eucalyptus pilularis)

NSW. Brown, heavy, strong, some interlocked grain, small gum veins, greasy, easy to work, durable, termite resistant. general construction, flooring, poles, joinery, pulp.

New England Blackbutt

(Eucalyptus andremii)

NSW Tablelands, Qld. Light brown, fine texture, gum veins, medium durability. general building, construction.

Western Australian Blackbutt

(Eucalyptus patens)

Other Names: Yarri.

Southern WA. Pale yellow, hard, tough, interlocked grain, medium durability. construction, sleepers, flooring, panelling.

Brown Barrel - See Cuttail


(Eucalyptus fastigata)

Other names: Black Mountain Ash, Whitetop Woolybutt, Brown Barrel.

S. NSW cool mountain valleys. Pale, straight grain, fissile, similar to E. Regnans, easily worked, machines & sands well, low durability (Class 4). building, weatherboards, flooring, furniture, veneers, mouldings.

Flooded Gum

(Eucalyptus grandis)

Other names: Rose Gum.

coastal N. NSW Qld rainforest edges. Pink to red, coarse texture, gum veins, difficult to season, medium durability. construction, joinery, plywood, panelling, shingle, flooring, furniture. Status: coastal N. NSW regenerating native forest. Queensland trees are from high conservation value areas and are best avoided (pers. comm. A. Keto 1994). Some plantations were established in NSW by APM and abandoned. Now managed by NSW Forest Commission. Flooded Gum from these plantations is now available

Lemon Scented Gum

(Eucalyptus citriodora)

Central Queensland. Light to grey brown, wavy grain, greasy, tough, easy to saw, hard to nail, takes polish. structural, flooring, furniture, joinery. Good for honey.

Manna Gum

(Eucalyptus Wminalis)

Other names: Ribbon Gum.

S.E. Aust. (likes mountain, valleys). Light pink or pale yellow, straight grain, coarse texture, not very strong, low durability (Class 4).
building, framing, flooring, panelling, cabinet making, pulp. Important Koala and Glider habitat species.


(Eucalyptus calophylla)

S.W. Western Australia. Yellow to light brown, hard strong, non-fissile, gum veins, easily worked. weatherboards, cases, tool handles, fence. posts, piles, pulp. Main species used for woodchipping,
in WA, not sustainably logged. All Marri being sawn today is old growth.

Southern Silky Oak

(Grevillia robusta)

S.E. Qld., N.E. NSW. Similar to Northern Silky Oak (see rainforest trees not to be used) but slightly heavier weight, finer texture, seasons slowly and works easily, not durable. furniture, turning, indoor fittings, plywood, pulp. Limited supply in local forests, however, common street and garden tree.
Onionwood (Owenia cepiodora) used to be common along Tweed and Richmond Rivers before 1900's. Substitute for Red Cedar, onion odour removed by soaking in water. This species is now so rare it is considered to be ENDANGERED.

Ribbon Gum - See Manna Gum
Rose Gum - See Flooded Gum

Shining Gum (Eucalyptus nitens)
S. NSW, Vic. Alps. Straw colour or pink, straight grain, tough, fairly easy to work, prone to warp when drying, low durability. building, flooring, joinery~ panelling, furniture, pulp. Logging threatens sustainability.

Spotted Gum

(Eucalyptus maculata)

Vic., NSW, Qld. coast. Pale brown, strong, tough, fiddleback texture, gum veins, shock resistant, medium durability. structural, flooring, bentwork, poles, posts (inc. preservative. treated). Now mainly sourced from regenerating forests.
Sydney Blue Gum (Eucalyptus saligna) NSW and Qld. Pink-reddish, straight grain, free working, tends to split, not stable, medium durability. building, framing, flooring, decking, w/boards, exterior furniture. In NSW comes from
regenerating forests. Grown in plantations in S.W. Victoria for woodchipping. Queensland
sources are logged from high conservation areas (Pers. Comm. A Keto 1994).
Red Lustre - See Turpentine

Southern Mahogany (Eucalyptus botryoides)

Other names: Bangalay, Woolybutt.

Coastal NSW, E. Vic. Pink to red, somewhat interlocked grain, slow drying, stains unevenly, high strength, moderately durable (Class 213). furniture, cabinet-making, flooring, structural, decking, w/boards.

White Mahogany (Eucalyptus actnenoides)

Other names: Narrowleaved Mahogany.

Coastal N. NSW Qld. Yellow brown, similar to Tallowwood, heavy interlocked grain, gum veins, termite resistant, highly durable. general structural, poles, sleepers, flooring. Pollen important for honey production.

Blue Leaved Stringybark

(Eucalyptus agglomerata)

NSW Brown, interlocked grain, slow drying. general construction, fencing. Sources generally from regenerating forests.

White Stringybark

(1. Eucalyptus globoidea, 2. Eucalyptus nigra)

1. NSW coast to Vic, 2. E. Coast Qld & N. NSW 1. light brown to pink, 2. paler colour. Moderate to heavy, interlocked grain, gum veins, works easily, durable. general structural, flooring, inside finish.

Yellow Stringybark

(Eucalyptus muellerana)

Other names: Mueller's Stringybark.

South coast NSW East GippsIand. Light yellow brown, pinkish tinge, straight grain, heavy, termite resistant, durable (Class 2). probably the most useful of the stringybarks: general construction, wharves, flooring, sleepers,
posts, poles, panelling, benches. Grown as a farm forest timber in Gippsland.


(Eucalyptus microcorys)

N. Coast NSW, Qld. Yellow, light brown or darker, shiny, greasy, interlocked grain, non-fissile, termite resistant. heavy construction, sleepers, floors, sills, poles, decking. Logged from high conservation value areas (Pers. Comm. A Keto 1994).


(Syncarpia glomulifera)

Other names: Red Lustre.

coastal NSW S. Qld. Deep red, reddish brown, wavy grain, at times unpleasant odour, hard
when seasoned, dulls saws, takes high polish, termite resistant.
piles (with bark on), poles, beams, heavy duty floors, decking.
Yarri - see Western Australian Blackbutt


(Eucalyptus wandoo)

S.W. Western Australia to North of Perth. Yellow to light reddish brown, wavy grain, very hard, very strong and stiff, termite resistant, high durability. sleepers, poles, flooring, heavy and light construction. Comes from a forest highly valued as a watershed and for recreation.
Whitetop Woolybutt - See Cuttail

Woolybutt - See Southern Mahogany

The Good Wood and Paper Guide FRIENDS OF THE EARTH 1999










In the following section we discuss the current state of play in respect to the most common non-rainforest Australian native timbers. As some of these are certainly Good Woods, we have done our best to list a Good Wood Supplier whenever possible.

If our recommendation is for the secondhand dealers only, this can be taken as a good indication that the current management, levels or method of logging may be threatening species ecological (and commercial) sustainability.

Please use our recommendation as a guide only. The best way to be sure the timber we use is Good Wood is to ask questions and, if possible, have a look at where the timber comes from. Not every farm forester or native forest logger is doing the right thing. Similarly, not every forest is the same: our urban forests are very different to our plantations and often yield quite different products. Get to know the people who supply wood and learn about the ways they think about wood. See if the ways they treat forests and wood match the values we want to support. Use our discussion and listings as a starting point.



Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolour) are the two most common Western Australian timbers available on the Victorian market. These timbers are typically used for windowsills, decking and other exposed situations, as well as for construction, internal flooring and furniture. Jarrah and Karri are both unique to Western Australia and are not grown anywhere else in Australia.

Since last century, half of our Jarrah and Karri forests have been destroyed through clearing for agriculture, bauxite mining, unsustainable logging and urban development. Much of the remaining forests are severely stressed and threatened by dieback. Dieback in Western Australia refers to a root rot fungus called Phytophthora cinnamomi.

Beth Schultz, President of the Conservation Council of Western Australia, has stated that "Western Australia's native forests are seriously depleted and degraded" (1993, p26). The vast bulk of the Karri and Jarrah Victorians import comes from Western Australia's dwindling old growth and natural forests (only 3 per cent of WA's State forest hardwood sawlogs come from regrowth).

We suggest that Victorians avoid the use of Jarrah and Karri, thus our recommendation at present is SECONDHAND ONLY.



White Cypress Pine (Callitris columallaris, also called "Murray Pine" or "Western Cypress Pine") is one of the most common Queensland timbers on the Victorian market. Most White Cypress Pine is now obtained from the arid regions of central Southern Queensland. However, its natural range extends from inland Victoria through to NSW and Central Queensland. Common uses include: fenceposts and pickets, flooring and weatherboards and construction.

If natural White Cypress Pine forests were well managed, they could constitute an environmentally sound source of high quality timber. White Cypress Pine has been successfully grown on a 60 - 80 year rotation in South Africa. Unfortunately, most White Cypress Pine on the Victorian market is obtained from the clearing of poorly managed private property. Cattle are often grazed on land cleared of White Cypress Pine and this inhibits subsequent regeneration.

Timber users in central Southern Queensland may be able to locate environmentally acceptable sources of White Cypress Pine, for example from areas dedicated to timber production where cattle are excluded. However, as with Western Australian Jarrah and Karri, it is difficult for consumers in Victoria to gain an insight into the environmental effects of their consumption of White Cypress Pine. For this reason, we suggest that Victorians avoid the use of this timber. SECONDHAND ONLY



Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) is found throughout South Eastern Australia. It grows rapidly, reaching up to 10 metres in five years. Its colour varies from a light pinkish brown, with a sheen similar to Blackwood. In the 1940s and 1950s it was used successfully in furniture and cabinet making, woodwork, shoe heels and coopering. Today Silver Wattle is a neglected timber and is usually discarded and burned after the clearfelling of Victorian native forests.

The fast growth rates of this tree species make it an ideal candidate for farm forestry projects, and we are sure it will become even more widely available shortly.



Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) is a native tree which produces a medium density, golden to dark brown timber. Despite being a native of the high rainfall areas of Victoria, most of the Blackwood timber available on the Victorian market originates in the swamp forests of North West Tasmania. Blackwood from these areas is not recommended as its extraction is presently compromising wilderness and conservation values. Blackwood from Victorian sources is in limited supply, most coming from the Otways and a little from Gippsland. There have also been reports of illegal logging for Blackwood coming from the Strzelecki Ranges in southern Gippsland.

Blackwood is highly prized as a cabinet and furniture wood owing to its pleasing appearance and excellent working characteristics. The heartwood is a golden to reddish brown. Blackwood can be readily grown in plantations or on farms in woodlots and timberbelts. Farm-grown Blackwood, rough sawn and properly dried, can be worth more than $2000 a cubic metre. Given this, it is a great pity early government forestry advisors did not advocate cultivating this species (indeed, in most cases they advised the reverse - clearing Blackwood to plant Radiata Pine.)

Blackwood is now increasingly being considered for commercial planting. Until these sources come on stream, and because present sources are largely from old-growth or wilderness areas, we suggest that it is best to only buy Blackwood from a local sawmiller or timber salvager whom we trust, and who can assure us that the Blackwood did not originate in a Victorian old-growth forest. If these sources are exhausted, we recommend Blackwood be avoided unless secondhand.



Tasmanian Oak is the common name for several Eucalypt species grown in Tasmania, predominantly Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans), Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis) and Messmate (Eucalyptus Obliqua).

Victorian Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is known in Victoria as Mountain Ash.

According to information provided by The Wilderness Society, almost all Tasmanian Oak exported to the Australian mainland originates from the logging (usually clearfelling) of ecologically mature Tasmanian old-growth forests. Thus, the demand for this timber currently threatens its sustainability.

Victorian Ash can be substituted for Tasmanian Oak in all applications. However, the source of most Victorian Ash is at present native forests. Some areas of Victoria's native forests are well suited and managed for the production of Victorian Ash and the timber is being sourced from regenerating forests (eg 65 years old regen from the 1939 bushfires). On the other hand, some Victorian Ash comes from old-growth forest or areas that are poorly managed. Therefore, while noting the useful characteristics of this timber, we do not currently recommend its use unreservedly.

If you are considering purchasing Victorian Ash, pay careful attention to where it comes from, and at what environmental cost. At this time, we think it best to purchase Victorian Ash grown by an agroforester or a farm forester, although these sources will be very limited. There are some "plantation" sources of Ash sourced from the Strzelecki Ranges, where Ash has been replanted by the Forestry Commission since the 1940's and Australian Paper Manufacturers since the 1960's. Almost all of this replanted forest (15000 - 20,000 hectares) is now under the control of Hancock Victorian Plantations. In February 2004, Hancock was the first company in Australia to be awarded the FSC label. FSC at this time has been unable to find a solution to inherent management problems faced by Hancock in the Gippsland region. Furthermore as a result of Hancock deciding to log key core and link areas in the Strzeleckis, the company has been placed under Boycott by Friends of the Earth until this problem is sorted out. It is possible that Hancock's FSC certificate may be revoked.) http://www.hancock.forests.org.au

Hancock are currently cutting about 250,000 cubic metres of ash per year, roughly equating to logging 600 hectares per year. Most of Hancock's timber is finding its way to Maryvale Pulp Mill, although Hancock also supply a number of sawmills with Ash as well. Most notably PlantHard mill in Morwell owned by Drouin West Timber Pty Ltd.



Messmate (Eucalyptus oblique) is found in the forests or Victoria and Tasmania. Tasmanian sources are known as Tasmanian Oak and are primarily threatened old-growth while the sustainability of most Victorian sources is presently threatened owing to over-exploitation.

Messmate can be used in applications exposed to weather if it is adequately waterproofed and maintained in that condition. The durability and strength of Messmate make it an option for those exposed situations where treated Radiata Pine is not appropriate.

On environmental grounds, Messmate is a better alternative to other durable timbers commonly available in Victoria, such as Merbau and Western Red Cedar. However, as with Victorian Ash, owing to the bulk of Messmate being currently sourced from poorly managed native forests, it is important to investigate alternatives such as recycled or farm forest Messmate. At this time we can only recommend secondhand suppliers and a small mill based at Daylesford in the Wombat State Forest. The Wombat Forest is the heart of a burgeoning project called Wombat Community Forest Management which could lead to a sustainable Messmate supply in the future.



Most of Victoria's Box-Ironbark forests have been cleared for pasture. The clearing has been so widespread that there are now negligible amounts of Box-Ironbark forest which are suitable for sawlog production. Further, there are presently only limited regeneration programs to replenish the areas that have been overcleared. Incredibly, the little remaining Ironbark is currently being logged for fence posts, railway sleepers and firewood. A larger percentage of remaining Box - Ironbark forests is now in Reserve Systems implemented in 2003. The purchase of Box and Ironbark should be avoided, unless it is recycled.



Most of the non-recycled Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) timber currently available on the Victorian market originates from the Riverina region of NSW and the Barmah forests of Victoria. In NSW, about half of the Red Gum logged is from State Forests. The other half comes from private land. Our information is that the quality of management of these areas varies. Some of the larger holdings of private forest in NSW are being well managed for sustainable production, while others are very poorly managed and might be better described as land clearance rather than forestry. Generally, then, Red Gum logged in both Victoria and NSW under government supervision would be more likely to be sustainable than Red Gum obtained from private sources.

Red Gum forests are difficult to manage for a number of reasons. Red Gum requires river flooding for its propagation and growth (hence it is sometimes also called River Red Gum). The use of the Murray River for power generation and irrigation has made the future of this forest type uncertain. Interference with the natural water cycle has reduced Red Gum growth rates to one-third the normal rate. In addition to alternations to the flood regime, cattle grazing is allowed in some of these forests, and this activity poses another serious threat to Red Gum regeneration.

Conservation groups have pointed out that when factors such as the above are considered, recent log allocations from the mid-Murray Red Gum forests may be above sustainable yield. They also point out that a range of endangered species rely on the Red Gum forests, such as the Small Psoralea, Squirrel Glider, Superb Parrot, Turquoise Parrot, Long-billed Corella, Tiger Quoll, Brush-tailed Phascogale and Carpet Python.

Much of the Red Gum we consume in Victoria is used in the form of posts, railway sleepers, barbeque charcoal, or Red Gum woodchips, often used in gardens. This is a terrible waste, It may take up to 150 years to grow a Red Gum tree capable of providing enough timber for the averaged landscaped garden. Never lay Red Gum sleepers in a garden, unless the sleepers are recycled. Consider using an alternative landscaping plan that makes better use of the sites natural features. Instead of using Red Gum woodchips, use an alternative such as one of the mulches now available from our urban forests.



Dwyers Sawmill PO Box 131, Daylesford 3460. Ph (03) 5348 6553 Contact: Jimmy Dwyer. dwts@dwts.com.au

The only mill in Victoria sawing timber from a community managed forest.

Martins Creek Woodworks , Martins Creek , RSD Bonang Hwy, Martin's Creek via Orbost VIC 3888

Ph (03) 5154 0126 - Locals working at developing a skilled workforce to produce high value/low volume native forest timber products.

Radcon Pty Ltd., P.O Box 224, Yarram 3971 , Ph (03) 5182 6355 Ah (03) 5182 5883

Radial Timber Sales, 60-72 Garden Rd, Clayton VIC 3168 , Ph (03) 9558 4111 , Fax (03) 9558 4158

Contact Andy Knorr , www.radialtimber.com

Innovative technology to minimise waste and maximise tree value.

Australian Forest Growers

National - Po Box E18 , Queen Victoria Terrace , ACT 2600 , Ph (02) 6285 3833 , Fax (02) 6285 3855

Victoria - 1 Newcastle rd , Bayswater VIC 3153 , (03) 9762 9588

Australian Agroforestry Projects , C/ - Eric Cumming , 'Myall Marsh' , Meeniyan VIC 3956 , Ph (03) 5664 4363

Ancient Modes , Recycled Timber Furniture , 231 Johnston St , Fitzroy VIC 3065 , (03) 94193418

Ian Ramussen , 15 Miller St , Alphington VIC 3078 , Ph (03) 9499 6960

Chris and Vernon Howell , 4051 Midlands Highway , Eganstown VIC 3461 , Ph (03) 5348 3618

Barry McCahon , Jubilee Lake Road , Daylesford VIC 3460 , Ph (03) 5348 2533

Red Gum Supplies Co. Moorabbin Airport, Boundary Road, Heatherton, 3202. ph (03) 9551 3166

Red Gum supplies stocks new (not recommended) and secondhand Red Gum sleepers and bridge timbers (recommended). 

Rosegum Timbers pty ltd , 34 Coronation St , Bellingen NSW 2454 , Ph (02) 6655 2100
Nimbin Sawmill , 50 Gungas Rd , Nimbin NSW 2480 , Ph (02) 6689 1464
Andrew Lange , P.O. Box 14 , Lismore NSW 3324

Thor's Hammer , Sydney , (02) 6282 9900 Fax (02) 6282 0077

The Woodage , 235-239 Old Hume Hwy NSW 2575 , Ph (02) 4872 1618 , Fax (02) 4872 1323

Contact: Peter Mussett , Email info@thewoodage.com.au

WEB: www.thewoodage.com.au

Will Mussett Manager The Woodage P: 02 48 721 618 F: 02 48 721 323




Edwards Demolition Pty Ltd 19 Koonyung Rd Blackburn North 3130

Ph (03) 9877 2221 Mob 0418 325 147

Supplier of A grade flooring


Timber Recovery Service - Recycled timber

453 Nepean Hwy Brighton 3186 Ph (03) 9596 9226


Pace Demolition Pty Ltd , 13 Kim Close , Bulleen 3105

Ph (03) 9850 9226 (bh) , Ph (03) 9459 0203 (ah) , Fax (03) 9484 3566

Contact: Lou Pace Mon 8-12.30, Sat-all day. All second hand materials bought and sold.


Australian Recycled Timbers

45 Fabio Crt , Cambellfield , Ph (03) 9359 0300 ,

Contact: Rick Venn

Second hand materials. Doors, windows and timbers.

Seasoned Oregon, Jarrah, and hardwood beams or posts. Wood cut to size. Karri, Jarrah, Wandoo and hardwood flooring. Create magnificent benchtops and paneling. Materials to suit small furniture makers and builders.


A&R Second Hand Dealers

1485 Hume Hwy , Ph (03) 9357 2900 , Mob 0407 346 141

We buy and sell recycled building materials. Leadlighting windows, doors, Baltic flooring, bricks, roof tiles, iron, timber, kitchen and bathroom fittings. Open 7 days


Jeff Brice Demolitions

Morton Ave Carnegie , Ph (03) 9568 6461 , Mob 0416 038 308


Chelsea Demolitions Pty Ltd

1 Duiker Crt Langwarren , Ph (03) 9789 0888 ,Mob 018 059 268

Contact: Chris Bull

Second hand building materials and recovered firewood.


Clayton's Salvage

23 Murdock St , Clayton 3168 ,

Contact: Mark Mcgann

Monday - Friday, 8am - 4.30am, Sat - 1pm

Bricks (old red pavers, blues, creams, handmades and builders specials), Baltic (flooring, weather boards, linning boards), specializing in select grades of flooring.


The Second Hand Yard

6 Nantilla Rd , Clayton North 3168

Ph (03) Oregon hard woods, doors and windows. All second hand building materials bought and sold, including timber, flooring, doors, Baltic pine, bricks, weather boards ect. Open 7 days.


A. Mitsakis Holdings

9 Fordham Rd , Reservoir 3073 , Ph (03) 9354 3345 , Fax (03) 9460 6297

Large range of bricks, roofing tiles, timber, galvanized iron, doors and windows, fittings and fixtures ect.


Almost Anything

1344 Heatherton Rd , Dandenong 3175 , Ph (03) 9791 1875

Contact: Lawrance Smith


Bernie Leen and Sons

3 Victor St , North Geelong 3215 , (03) 5278 9464

Contact: Tony Leen

Reclaimers and sellers of Oregon, native hardwoods, Pinus Radiata and materials gathered through the demolition of buildings such as chipboard

Robert Angus Demolitions

30 Point henry Rd Moolap 3221 , Ph (03) 5248 3049


Gillespies demolition Yard

Yard 2 lot 2 , Melba Ave , Lilydale , Ph (03) 9735 4151 (bh)

Contact: Andrew Gillespie

Recycled Australian hardwood / Baltic Flooring, weatherboards, framing timber, bricks, windows and general demolition material. Will deliver


Anglo Australian Demolition

18 Albert St , Preston 3072 , Ph (03) 9480 1861

Contact Jim Parker

Timber denailed and ready for use, doors, windows etc.


Damn Serious Demolitions

Yard 8 Bellevue Cres , Preston 3072 , Ph (03) 9480 6888 , Fax (03) 9471 3442 , Mob 0418 531 396

Architectural recyclers, quality recycled building materials. Open 7 days


Richmond Second hand

339 Swan St Richmond 3121 , Ph (03) 9427 5644

Contact: Greg Irwin or Roland Rodd

Exclusively recycled timbers. Quality recycled building materials.


Beaver Bricks

199 Liverpool Rd, Kilsyth 3134, Ph (03) 9728 8344

Second hand bricks bought and sold. Roof tiles, Floor boards, timber, windows. Open Monday to Saturday


Urban Salvage

190a Hall St , Spotswood 3015 , Ph (03) 9391 0466

Recycled flooring - Tasmanian Oak, Baltic, Messmate, Kauri Pine and Jarrah


Recycled Classic Floors

48c Smith Rd , Springvale 3171

Supply and deliver of traditional timber flooring. Tasmanian Oak, Baltic Pine, Kuri Pine, Messmate, Jarrah. Including exotic local and imported timber. All grade and docked to your requirements.


Williamstown Demolition Yard

192 Ferguson St , Williamstown 3016 , Ph (03) 9397 5816

Contact: Tony Grech

Second hand building materials and antiques bought and sold. Specialises in Baltic Pine, second hand doors, windows, etc.


Building Blitz

5 Loughran Dve , Wonthaggi 3995 , PH

Contact: Tim Robins and Bill McLardy

Second Hand Materials mainly through local house demolitions. Species delt with mainly are Messmate, Ash, Blue Gum, Yellow Stringy Bark. Also Baltic Pine, Kauri, Red Pine, Oregon, jarrah, Red Gum, Cedar, Meranti. Timber used for furniture, kitchen cupboards, bench and table tops etc.



The following people or companies have expressed an interest in being included on a list of contractors for cutting sugar gum for firewood on farms and/or buying trees for cutting for firewood

Additional information available here

Inclusion here does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by the Corangamite farm forestry Network

Larry McDonnell , Lot 8 Armstrong Road , Elliminyt via Colac VIC 3249 , Ph (03) 5231 4749 , Mob 0418 523 718

Colin McGillivray , Camperdown VIC , Ph (03) 5593 2163
John and Bob Gatty , Colac VIC , Ph (03) 5231 2318
John and Kath Kavanagh , RMB 1105 , Mannabidar via Linton ,

Noel Holland , Ballarat VIC , Ph (03) 5342 0049

Wholesale purchasers/retail sellers of sugar gum and or other plantation grown fire-wood species in Melbourne. Please do not puchase fire wood from other locations.

Thomastown Firewood , Peter or Paul Daloisio , 23 High st , Thomastown VIC 3074 , (03) 9464 3135

Wood for Burning 9438 5800 , Rebbecca Kelly , 26 Shearbourne Rd , Briar Hill VIC , Ph (03) 9432 1337

Compressed sawmill waste is an innovative way to utilize waste by turning sawdust into compressed bricks. Please note that much of the sawdust may be from native forests.
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