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Although found in wet forest areas across Tasmania it is more frequent in larger forest areas of the North-West and West Coast of Tasmania.
Increases in Tasmania's forest reserves have limited/restricted the future supply of available resource. In exposed areas Myrtle can also be susceptible to insect and fungal attack.
Although Myrtle is a limited resource Gunns Timber Products still have a volume in 25mm (predominately 75/100mm widths) available to the market.
|Colouring Myrtle is pale pink to pale reddish/brown, in some instances to a
deep red with pale yellow/grey streaks. Is prone to insect attach in
some areas and can exhibit high concentration of pin holes in
Other Botanical Name Nathofagus cunninghamii
Other Common Name Tasmanian Myrtle, Myrtle Beech, Australian Cherry
Workability Myrtle is easily worked to a smooth lustrous surface. Used in
conjunction with veneer into the furniture, joinery and home fit out
markets. For some reason its popularity has not been consistent
over the years
Wood Density Approximately 700 kg/m³ at 12% moisture content. Unseasoned
density approximately 1100 kg/m.
Hardness / Janka 5.9: Seasoned
Durability In ground contact: Class 4
Outside above ground:Class 3
Termite resistance of heartwood: Not resistant
Refer to AS 5604-2005 Timber â Natural durability ratings
Strength Group Seasoned SD5, unseasoned S4
Movement Between 25% and 5% MC, radial movement is approximately
0.18% per 1% MC change; tengential movement about 0.32% per
1% MC change
To find out more about Gunns Timber Products Myrtle range please contact your state sales team on 1800 088 135