Acacia julifera

    (Acacia julifera)


Also known as: No common name.

Found in the far west of the Central Highlands, Acacia julifera is quite scarce in the area, possibly because it only seems to grow at the foot of sandstone escarpments. The largest examples I have seen had trunks to about 180mm diameter and a height of around 7 metres.
The species starts flowering around August/September. 
When freshly cut, the timber is really colourful with yellows and greens all the way through though it does darken while drying, except the sapwood which stays a lovely bright yellow. It tends to crack quite a bit while drying and needs to be halved and the ends sealed ASAP to avoid losing the lot. 
The timber is moderately heavy, close grained and has the same aroma as Myall, Yarran and the likes, which helps compensate for its hardness. Acacia julifera is hard to machine, abrasive on tools, is sandable (just!) and takes a finish really nicely.


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