Brown Mallee Burls

Common Name(s): Brown Mallee

Scientific Name: Eucalyptus dumosa, E. viridis

Distribution: Southeastern Australia

The scientific name of Brown Mallee is Eucalyptus dumosa, E. Viridis. This species is widespread in rocky slopes and calcareous flats in Southern and eastern regions in Australia. It is commonly seen in southern areas such as Flinders Ranges, Gawler Range, Eyre Peninsula, and Adelaide Foothills. The size of the tree is up to 16-26 ft and the trunk diameter is one foot. The color of heartwood is generally medium brown. But, sometimes, it has an orange cast. A person can easily demarcate the pale yellow to gray sapwood from heartwood. Brown Mallee is commonly seen in burl form. Some health risks are associated with all types of wood dust. Just like that, some health reactions are also associated with brown mallee. At the same time, several other species that come under Eucalyptus genus case some allergic reactions.

The timber of Brown Mallee is usually available in sawn burl blocks and burl caps. It is not a threatened species, so it is not listed in the IUCN Red List or CITES Appendices. Indigenous Australians use the leaves of mallee for making medicines. The timber is used for making musical instruments. Brown Mallee plant has the ability to grow even in poor soils. Thus, the plants are sold commercially.

Mallee is shorter and smaller than trees. Most mallee species are not suitable for lumber because of its ability to grow multiple smaller-diameter stems from a common root. However, these trees certainly have the propensity for burl growths. Therefore, they are used for turning and similar smaller projects.

Brown Mallee Burls is really incredible that has a beautiful mix of color and figure. The golden brown heartwood of this native Australian timber is really incredible. The wood yields durable, smooth finish very easily. The color of the timber, contrasting white sapwood and distinctive golden brown, is ideal for pens, spindles, knives, boxes, and other fine products.

You will get the exact same image that you see in the picture.

Please Note:  Due to the nature of burls, this wood may have checks or small cracks that may be visible or may not be visible.  This is the nature of this type of wood and some checking should be expected. 

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