Species Name: Victorian Ash
Botanical name(s): The traditional timber type, Victorian Ash, refers to timber derived from two species:
Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) and Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis).
Size and location information: In the mountain areas of Tasmania and eastern Victoria.
Description: Victorian Ash is a uniform blonde medium density hardwood ranging in colour from pale pink to straw tones.
Density: Dry: 630kg/m3
Janka Hardness Rating: Dry: 4.9
Shrinkage: 4% Radial, 7.0% tangential
Durability: In ground: 4 Class Above ground: Class 4
Lyctids Susceptibility: No
Termite Resistance (AS3660): No
Strength Group: S4/SD4
Fire Hazard properties:
Ignitability index: 14
Spread of flame index: 8
Heat evolved index: 7
Smoke development index: 3
Relatively easy to work.
Good for steam bending.
Needs much care in drying because of proneness to collapse and internal checking, as well as surface checking on the tangential surface.
Reconditioning is standard practice.
For good-quality boards it is usual practice to quarter cut the logs.
General construction, furniture, plywood, joinery, panelling, flooring, oars, skis, agricultural implements, handles, cooperage, wood wool.