Turpentine grows in the coastal areas of New South Wales and in the eastern coastal areas of Queensland.
A large tree reaching about 40 to 45 m in height and 1.0 to 1.3 m in stem diameter. The trunk is straight, of good form with little taper. The species name is derived from the small amount of oleoresin in the inner bark.
Colour: The heartwood colour ranges from deep red to red-brown. Sapwood is paler.
Grain: Fine to medium textured but often wavy; grain often interlocked. The species is free from gum veins.
Hardness: Very hard (rated 1 on a 6 class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working with hand tools.
As seasoned sawn timber in general house framing, internal and external flooring, lining, cladding.