Common Name(s): River Red Gum
Scientific Name: Eucalyptus camaldulensis
Tree Size: 100-150 ft (30-46 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 54 lbs/ft3 (870 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .67, .87
Janka Hardness: 2,160 lbf (9,600 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 17,940 lbf/in2 (123.8 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,711,000 lbf/in2 (11.80 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 8,370 lbf/in2 (57.8 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.3%, Tangential: 8.8%, Volumetric: 14.1%, T/R Ratio: 1.7
Color/Appearance: No data available.
Grain/Texture: No data available.
Endgrain: No data available.
Rot Resistance: No data available.
Workability: No data available.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with River Red Gum. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: No data available.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: No data available.
Comments: No data available.
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An often beautiful timber of natural deep red. It can have spectacular grain, ribbon being a favourite of mine. I will have to find some photos or photograph some pieces. In the interim, I have attached some photos of a croquet mallet I repaired. The rive red gum is the red band in the middle of the side, this is its natural colour. This example is not at all dark compared to many I have had. In a horrible twist, there was a big dieback of river red gum and Coolibah (probably water deprivation) some years ago, Now, much of… Read more »
Can you try reattaching pictures? They didn’t appear.
Okay, I will try again, I have cropped them to a smaller file size. They aren’t good photos. I will see what River red Gum I have and polish up a couple of pieces.