Eucalyptus grandis W.Hill
Hill, W. (1862) Catalogue of the Natural and Industrial Products of Queensland: 25. Type: Queensland, (near Brisbane), W. Hill [No 74 Queensland Woods]; holo: K.
Rose Gum; Scrub Gum; Flooded Gum
A well formed tree, bark smooth, green, white or light grey throughout on smaller trees, a rough stocking usually present on the base of the larger trees. Main crown branches tend to be +/- horizontal.
Oil dots visible with a lens if not visible to the naked eye. Leaf blades about 8-17 x 1.7-4 cm.
Not commonly used in horticulture because of its very large size and because of the danger of falling limbs.
It is a major species of forest plantations both in Australia and overseas.
This species produces a useful timber for house framing and construction, and tool handles. Swain (1928).
Wood specific gravity 0.80. Cause et al. (1989).