Also known as Monkey Gum, Gum, Mountain Grey
Grey Gum Timber Flooring
Grey Gum Colour Range:
The wood of this species is a pale brown colour, often with pink or yellow tinges. Sapwood is generally paler, but not always visually distinct from the heartwood.
Grey Gum Flooring Features:
Grain is typically straight and close, with occasional interlocking. Texture is moderately coarse and even, and gum veins are common.
Mountain grey gum timber is moderately durable. Untreated heartwood, although lacking termite-resistance, has an aboveground life expectancy of between 15 and 40 years. Untreated sapwood is susceptible to Lyctid borer attack.
Mountain grey gum is a medium to tall tree growing up to 65 metres in height on favourable sites. It occurs in the Grampian Ranges and around Cape Otway in Victoria, and on the coastal fall of the southern tablelands of New South Wales.