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Is silky oak valuable?

Australia’s silky oak is lace-like, valuable and rare. Average height is 80 to 100 feet, but trees can grow to 120 feet or taller.

Is silky oak good timber?

A prized timber Over the years, silky oak has also been used to make window frames because it is resistant to wood rot. Overseas, silky oak timber is still widely grown, in timber plantations and as windbreaks.

How much is a silky oak tree?

$3.40 ($3.40-$14.90 choose a size)

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Is silky oak a hardwood or softwood?

Silky Oak is a medium density hardwood from far North Queensland and is often referred to as ʻLacewoodʼ in the USA.

How can you tell if oak is silky?

Like other woods that exhibit the strongest figure in quartersawn pieces, (such as Sycamore), Silky Oak has the most pronounced figure and displays the largest flecks when perfectly quartersawn; this is due to the wood’s large rays, whose layout can be seen the clearest when looking at the endgrain.

What does a silky oak look like?

Silky oak, Grevillea robusta, is a medium to fairly large tree with light gray, rouge, bark with mainly closely spaced furrows. The trunk tends to be straight and tall. Flowers form on the plant in season (in Hawaii, April and May) and extend through the summer. Flowers are striking, abundant, and yellow to orange.

Is Silky Oak rare?

It is quite a rare species in the wild because its habitat is disappearing in Western Australia, and the only way it’s going to survive is by people growing it in their gardens.

How big will an oak tree get in 10 years?

A white oak’s growth rate is considered “medium”, growing between 1 foot and 1 and 1/2 feet per year. As trees mature at around 20 years, a 10 year old oak tree size, then could be anywhere between 10 feet and 20 feet tall, but this varies.

Is Silky Oak fast growing?

Fast-growing and stately, Grevillea robusta (Silky Oak) is an evergreen tree of great beauty. Pyramidal when young, it develops a few horizontal limbs when older, giving it a broader top. Mature specimens produce a striking display of large, rich, bright golden orange flowers, up to 5 in.

Is Silky Oak poisonous?

Australians have been warned to take care when coming into contact with the beloved silky oak tree – as experts reveal the plant is extremely poisonous. ‘Like other grevilleas the silky oak also contains tridecyl resorcinol, which causes an allergic reaction leading to contact dermatitis.

Is silky oak rare?

Is silky oak good for firewood?

there was many ref. to it being used in furniture as well as exterior window frames ( bug and rot resistant) and veneer. So likely may be a decent firewood. it is wood it does burn, which means it produces some heat and you are not purchasing it, that gets a thumbs up in my book.