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Tree & Wood Descriptions for: Eucalyptus deglupta
Some material from this species is reported to be available from environmentally responsible or sustainably managed sources.
Kamerere trees are reported to be among the largest and tallest trees in the Philippines, attaining heights of 200 feet (60 m) or more, with trunk diameters of up to 80 inches (200 cm). Boles are often straight, and are reported to be free of branches to about 100 feet (30 m).
The sapwood is white or pinkish in color, and is not clearly defined.
The color of the heartwood is reported to vary from light red, light brown, to dark red brown. The wood is reported to be similar in appearance to Karri (E. diversicolor ).
The grain may be straight, but it is usually interlocked. A pronounced ribbon figure is reported to be present on quarter sawn surfaces.
The texture is medium to coarse.
The surface of the wood is lustrous.
There is no characteristic odor or taste.
The heartwood is reported to be susceptible to attack by decay fungi and insects. The sapwood is vulnerable to attack by the powder post beetle.
Resistance to Impregnation
The heartwood is reported to respond poorly to preservative treatment, but the sapwood is permeable.