Close fiber structure, dark straight grains and very high density. The cut log contains moisture of 38%
No oil content and dry timber.
The typical girth (mean circumference) is between 900mm – 3600mm and diameter of upto 900mm.
The typical length is between 2700 – 6100mm depending on the age and growth rate of the timber.
Sawing yield is only upto 60-70% whilst milling as the heart wood covered with thigh layers or outer timber.
Typical defects amount to large heart-line(pith) and weaker sapwood. However, the heart-wood is very strong. The stem is bulged causing uneven cylinder which in turn causes higher wastage.