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Victorian Ash


The Timber

Victorian Ash is not an actual species, rather it is the trade name for the mixture of Alpine Ash and Mountain Ash.

The timber is strong, stable and moderately hard. With a relatively consistent colour, ranging from pale pink to pale straw, Victorian Ash is perfectly suited to joinery and furniture, flooring and panelling. It planes or sands to an excellent finish and readily accepts all stains and adhesives to match any application.

The Resource

Victorian Ash is commonly grown in plantations throughout Victoria, south-east New South Wales and Tasmania. It is fairly robust but does not tolerate dry sites. It was chosen as a plantation timber because of its quick growth rate and resistance to frost and insect attack.

As a well managed plantation timber, Victorian Ash is a renewable resource providing dependable supply for generations to come.


This product
is best used for:
  • Furniture 
  • Joinery
  • Flooring
  • Staircase & Handrail 
  • Panelling
  • Framing

The Tree

In native forests, the two species (Mountain Ash & Alpine Ash) that are combined to produce Victorian Ash are known to be two of the world's largest trees, occasionally growing to over 100m in height. They rarely achieve these heights when plantation grown, with harvesting typically occurring between 25-30m in height. Both species usually have very long, straight trunks with small open crowns. The lower part of the trunk has rough bark, which further up is shed in long ribbons to leave a smooth white bark. These two 'ash type' eucalypts are grown throughout the hilly and mountainous locations of Tasmania, Victoria and the south-east of New South Wales.

Click here to download 'Summary of Victorian Ash Grading Rules'

 

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