Australian Yellow Box

The scientific name of Yellow box is Eucalyptus melliodora. This tree grows to medium to occasionally tall. The bark of this tree is variable that range from short, smooth stocking to cover most of the trunk. The surface of this tree may be smooth, white, or yellowish. E melliodora is considered as the best native tree for producing honey. Thus produced honey has a delightful golden color and the taste is also excellent.

The timber of yellow box is pale brown, heavy, and dense. It has the capability to resist decay. The timber is mainly used for posts, sleepers, bridges and poles. The common uses of Yellow box are knife and gun grips, turned objects, and small specialty objects. Yellow box is used for making furniture. The tree is mainly seen in tablelands and eastern plains from New South Wales, Western Victoria to South-central Queensland.

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