Tallowwood is one of the most naturally tough timbers against termite and rot resistance. It has been a very well-known Eastern Australian wood for being strong and durable with high visual grade. The color is normally a warm-blonde honey color with a tinge of olive green.
Tallowood is a moderate to large tree growing in wet sclerophyll forests in coastal regions of NSW and Queensland. This allows Tallowwood timber to be highly resistant to decay and it can withstand damp and wet conditions.
Tallowwood timber exhibits exceptional durability in both in-ground and aboveground applications, where life expectancy is greater than 35 and 40 years, respectively.
Tallowwood ranges in color from a pale to dark yellowish-brown, with an occasional olive green hue. The grain is often interlocked and the texture is moderately coarse but even.