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Product Spotlight: Using Eucalyptus Wood – A Sustainable Hardwood

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

Shining a Light on Wonderful Eucalyptus Wood

When you’re searching for eco-friendly building materials, you don’t have to sacrifice the other qualities you want. Eucalyptus wood, a fast-growing hardwood, is sustainable because new growth only takes a few years to mature. It is desirable because, unlike other timbers, it has very little taper over long lengths.  And generally speaking (each Eucalyptus species is slightly different) it is harder that most North American hardwoods.

Why is it important to use sustainable woods in building construction?

If you are aiming for LEED certification, materials make a huge difference. If you are concerned about the deforestation of slow-growing trees, you should have other options.

When you scrutinize the qualities that various woods have, be aware of benefits of using Eucalyptus. It is not just as a necessary alternative but a top choice for your construction projects.

What are the benefits of Eucalyptus wood?

Eucalyptus wood is comparable to white oak and hickory in strength and can withstand denting and tension. Compared to white oak, it is much more resistant to brown rot fungus. It is less expensive than other traditional materials like mahogany, hickory and cherry woods.

Eucalyptus also has good machining and turning properties. It sands to a smooth semi-polished surface and absorbs stains evenly. It is ideal for broad and narrow flooring, custom millwork, and staircases. It is also perfect for solid and veneer cabinetry, wall panels, and residential and commercial applications.

Why are our Eucalyptus products unique?

amaZulu has worked, with the EPA, to produce the first non-arsenic, non-erosive pressure treatment for Eucalyptus. This treatment is safe for children’s playground and animal exhibits, unlike the CCA (Copper Chrom Arsenic treated poles).

Our Eucalyptus poles have a variety of applications. Larger poles can be used for construction support structures while poles with a smaller diameter are perfect for fences, decorative trim, trellises and much more.


More benefits of Eucalyptus

  • Eucalyptus is classified a hardwood providing structural supports for buildings.
  • It is available in a variety of sizes from 1”- 8” in circumference and 8’ to 18’ in length.
  • Eucalyptus can be pre-fire retarded and impregnated at the time of pressure treatment to make a safer product. The treatment will not wash off.
  • It is sustainable, versatile, beautiful, and perfect for your next project.

Are you ready for Eucalyptus?

If you’re interested in using eucalyptus wood, we would love to help you!

Contact us today for more information on our Eucalyptus products or give us a call, toll-free at 877-243-5309.

You can also visit Pinterest and check out some of our work with eucalyptus poles. Get your imagination stirring!

Related content and products:

Feature Project – Eucalyptus Poles
A Growing Interest In Eucalyptus Wood
Eucalyptus: A Sustainable, Versatile, and Beautiful Plant
How Eucalyptus Sizes Up To Traditional Wood
Building with Eucalyptus Wood

Why does it benefit the environment?

amaZulu, Inc. has hand selected manufacturers who produce eco-friendly, high quality natural architectural materials. Our selection presents a dynamic list of options when considering the environment.

At amaZulu, Inc., we extend our legacy beyond business to the community when we partner with domestic and international organizations that create economic opportunities to reduce poverty. We help improve the lives of the people who grow and produce our products.


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