Belian

Botanical Name: Eusideroxylon zwageri

Source Location: Indonesia

Stability: Very Stable

Durability in Ground: Durable

Durability Above Ground: Very Durable

Density: Approx 1000 kg/m3 (approx at 15% MC)

Dimensions: Belian is currently imported into New Zealand as decking 90x20.

Appearance: Heartwood is light brown to almost bright yellow when freshly cut, darkening on exposure to a deep reddish brown or almost black with age.

Uses: Heavy & high grade construction, marine piling, wharf construction, industrial flooring, ship building and decks.

Tips: Very similar to Kwila, but significantly harder, more durable and does not bleed like Kwila does.

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