Eucalyptus sieberi

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Silvertop Ash
Eucalyptus sieberi Katoomba.jpg
Silvertop Ash at Katoomba, Australia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Eucalyptus
Species: E. sieberi
Binomial name
Eucalyptus sieberi

Eucalyptus sieberi, the silvertop ash or black ash, is a common eucalyptus tree of south eastern Australia. The range of distribution is in the higher rainfall areas, from near sea level to high altitude. Growing on shallow soils of medium to low fertility, south from Morisset, New South Wales to Victoria and Tasmania.

It can grow to 45 metres in height, though is mostly seen between 15 and 30 metres tall. The tree can be identified by the black rough bark at the base, and the smooth cream upper branches.

Uses[edit]

The timber is used in general construction, flooring, decking, handles and woodchipping. One of the major species being converted to wood chips at Eden for export for writing paper production.

References[edit]

  • http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Eucalyptus~sieberiretrieved 26 August 2009
  • http://www.timber.net.au/?option=com_species&name=Silvertop%20Ash&Itemid=457
  • Bootle, Keith R. (2005). Wood in Australia: types, properties and uses (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-471312-4.