Silvertop Ash Timber – Eucalyptus sieberi
Silvertop Ash AKA Ash Silvertop
Colour – Heartwood pale brown, sometimes with a tinge of pink, sapwood narrow and indistinguishable. Pin hole borer discolouration common.
Grain – Grain often interlocked, medium texture
Density – 820 kg/m3
Durability – Class 3 – Moderately resistant to decay when fully exposed to the weather, clear of the ground and well drained with free air circulation. Not recommended for in-ground use.
Hardness – Hard (rated 2 on a 6 class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools.
Sapwood – Light brown in colour and not distinct from the heartwood
Heartwood – Pale brown with occasional gum veins and/or flecks, sometimes with pink tints
Texture – Moderately open, growth rings visible in some specimens, grain sometimes interlocked.
Vessels – Medium to small, solitary, tylosed, vessel lines conspicuous.
Parenchyma – Not visible with a hand lens
Rays – Fine, visible as a darker fleck on radial surfaces
Burning Splinter Test – A Match size splinter burns to a charcoal with no ash