Warm, dense and resilient, Tasmanian Oak is the preferred hardwood for a wide range of applications. It works extremely well and produces an excellent finish. Tasmanian Oak is the name used for three almost identical species of eucalypt hardwoods that are normally marketed collectively.
E. delegatensis grows at higher altitudes, while E. regnans is found in wetter sites. E. obliqua has a wide distribution, occurring in wet forests but also extending into drier areas. The name Tasmanian Oak was originally used by early European timber workers who believed the eucalypts showed the same strength as English Oak. In Tasmania, eucalypts may live for 400 years or more and regularly attain a height of 70m; some individuals have been recorded as reaching 100m. Mature trees may be 3-4m or more in diameter.
Species in Detail
Tasmanian Oak, Vic Ash, Tasi Oak – Eucalyptus Delegatensis, Eucalyptus Regnans, Eucalyptus Obliqua
Light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink.
Janka Rating of 4.9