Turpentine grows in the coastal areas of New South Wales and in the eastern coastal areas of Queensland.
A large tree reaching about 40 to 45 m in height and 1.0 to 1.3 m in stem diameter. The trunk is straight, of good form with little taper. The species name is derived from the small amount of oleoresin in the inner bark.
The heartwood colour ranges from deep red to red-brown. Sapwood is paler.
Fine to medium textured but often wavy; grain is often interlocked. Free from gum veins.
Very hard (rated 1 on a 6-class scale) in relation to indentation and ease of working.
Internal and external flooring, lining, cladding, general house framing.