Eucalypt, burls and figured logs most of Tasmania's hardwood timber is produced from three Eucalyptus species - E. obliqua / (common name) Stringybark, E. regnans / Swamp gum or Mountain Ash and E. delegatensis / White top ash or Alpine Ash
Tasmanian sawmills process eucalypt sawlogs into quarter-sawn timber which tends to have a fairly uniform grain.
However some trees contain fiddle-back grain near the butt or in some cases tear-drop grain, hobnail or gum vein occurs throughout the whole trunk.
Burls contain a highly irregular and intricate pattern resulting from twisting compact growth and may be solid or contain many gum pockets.
IST Geeveston regularly recovers figured eucalypt logs from logging operations for sale or to process into seasoned timber or slabs.
Eucalypt burls are available as a whole, in waxed turning blanks and in dried burl slabs.