BOTANICAL NAME: Cardwellia sublimis.
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Bull Oak, Oak, Silky Oak, Northern Silky Oak.
TREE DESCRIPTION: Queensland Silky Oak is a medium to tall hardwood of the rainforests of Northern Queensland. It can reach heights of up to 40m (132ft) and diameters of 2.2m (7ft).
COLOUR: The heartwood is pale pinkish to reddish brown darkening on exposure.
GRAIN AND TEXTURE: The grain is usually straight with the presence of large prominent rays resembling those of true oak. The texture is coarse but even.