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Timbers from our South West

Image courtesy of Brooker Furniture (www.brookerfurniture.com.au)

The South West region of Western Australia is home to an array of tree species. The main species used for timber production are jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) and karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) which are renowned for their strength and durability.

A small quantity of marri (Corymbia calophylla), blackbutt (Eucalyptus patens), sheoak (Allocasuarina fraseriana) and wandoo (Eucalyptus wandoo) is also utilised.

The vibrant colours found in our majestic hardwoods range from salmon pink to rich red, creamy honey to golden tan, as well as various shades of sunburnt orange.

Our species are internationally valued for their beautiful characteristics and unique properties in applications such as high quality furniture, flooring, cabinetry, decking and joinery.

As well as having the reassurance that our native forests are sustainably managed for future generations to enjoy, consumers can be confident that buying Western Australian timber products supports local manufacturing and local communities.

The Forest Products Commission’s sustainable forest management in South West native forests is independently certified to the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708:2007) and the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS ISO 14001). 

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