Blackbutt & Flooded Gum logs felled for milling, Conondale Range, Queensland

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Comments (4)

Ian Stehbens on January 16, 2009

Especially for Luud and Marilyn, because of their expressed interest in Australian timbers.

These hardwood trees provide excellent timber, and both are relatively quick growing trees. Eucalyptus grandis or Flooded Gum (foreground) grows very quickly to around 50M. Eucalyptus pilularis or Blackbutt (rough dark bark around lower trunk) is also a tall tree growing to around 45M.

Luud Riphagen on January 20, 2009

Thank you Ian, 50 M you said, thats enough for me for the next few years. I only need little peaces at this moment. A LITTLE BIT ADVERTISING FOR MY WORK AS WOODTURNER ,now you know why I have so much interest.

I think that Australia has enough wood to cover it's needs for, isn't it? Or do you also have imported wood for specific purposes.

Greetings Luud

Isabel Marques on January 23, 2009

Very beautiful photo and landscape. Greetings, Isabel December contest

Ian Stehbens on January 24, 2009

Hello Isabel,

I appreciate your visit and wish you well in the contest.

This is a special region of remarkable forests, and much of it is now protected in our national parks. Logging does occur on private and public lands, but most forestry in the Mary Valley area now involves plantation forestry of native timbers.

Kind regards,


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