The Brown Mallee: Australia’s Most Iconic Eucalyptus Tree

The Brown Mallee: Australia’s Most Iconic Eucalyptus Tree


The Brown Mallee is one of Australia's most iconic trees. It is a eucalyptus and grows in the arid regions of the country. The wood from the brown mallee tree is highly sought after, as it is strong and durable.

Let's discuss everything you need to know about the brown mallee tree!

Features of Brown Mallee wood

Richness in exciting look and stunning colors make Brown mallee burl an incredible species. This Australian Burlwood is a mixture of white sapwood with golden brown heartwood. Brown mallee tree is highly prized for its strength and durability. 


It is one of the strongest eucalypt timbers, making it an ideal material for outdoor uses such as decks, posts, poles, and fencing. 

The timber of Brown Mallee also has excellent fire resistance, making it a great choice for interior uses such as flooring, staircases, and furniture.

Scientific name

Eucalyptus dumosa



Janka Hardness

2490 lbf(11,060 N)

 Workability: Despite being a highly dense wood, Brown Mallee turns exceptionally well. 

Common uses: This Australian Burlwood is commonly used for making bowl blanks, knife grips, gun grips, and small objects.

Australian Burlwood is mostly used for

Due to the deep red-brown color of the Brown Mallee Burlwood, it is mostly used in wooden projects. The wood's sleek grain and rich colors make it desirable for both indoor and outdoor applications.

  • Brown Mallee pen blanks and bowl blanks with spirited colors and tight figures are ideal for making boxes, spindles, pens, and other fine articles

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  • Brown Mallee is an excellent firewood due to its slow-burning characteristics
  • Brown mallee is also used in reclamation projects as it helps prevent soil erosion and provides habitat for wildlife.
  • This Australian Burlwood is commonly used in furniture,  flooring, decking, and benches. Etc
  • Due to the high density, brown mallee burl is also often used for carving intricate designs into wooden objects. This can include knives, bowls, figurines, or other items that require detailed workmanship.


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  • In addition to being carved or used for decorative purposes, brown mallee burl is also sometimes used for musical instruments due to its sound-enhancing qualities.
  • Brown Mallee burl is used as veneers, which are thin sheets of wood glued onto other surfaces. Its right-angle grain patterning makes it an ideal choice for this purpose, as it can be cut into thin sheets with minimal waste or effort


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  • Other than uses in wood projects, it is also commonly used as natural medicine, Brown Mallee is consumed as a tea to cure various ailments or illnesses. 
  • Nevertheless, preliminary studies suggest that this Brown Mallee plant may show promise as an alternative treatment option for various ailments due to its anti-inflammatory properties and potential ability to regulate blood sugar levels.

The Brown Mallee tree is an iconic Australian species that has a lot to offer. If you're in the market for strong and durable wood, this eucalyptus tree should be at the top of your list!

 Remember, when shopping for exotic woods, always shop with a reputable dealer like Exotic Wood Zone. 

Click here, We have a wide selection of brown mallee products and would be happy to help you find the perfect one for your needs.