Saligna (Eucalyptus saligna)
Family – Myrtaceae
Distribution: Australia and South Africa
Other names: Eucalyptus grandis, Blue gum, Blue Sydney gum, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus colorado, Flooded gum, Grandis gum, Kiviny, Rose gum.
Characteristics: The sapwood is a pale yellow in colour, fairly well defined from the light rose-brown heartwood. The grain is usually interlocked, occasionally straight and the texture is rather coarse. The wood weighs between 700-800 kg/m3 when dried. The wood is moderately durable.
Working Qualities: Works fairly well, takes nails and screws reasonably well.