Bimble Box



The bimble boxwood is more favored food tree by the koalas in the range wherever it occurs than for wood by the humans. This tree is additionally referred to as a poplar box because it resembles the foliage of the poplar tree. This little to medium-sized tree that's endemic to eastern Australia. it is most superabundant within the northern and central sections on the western plains, changing into gradually less common the New South Wales so much west, wherever it is restricted to areas that are additional reliably watered and sandier. This tree is seen growing unremarkably in light-textured red loams, however, it will grow in different kinds of soil too. though it is found growing on black soils too. Found on flats that are possible to be flooded within the wet season and to dry out and crack within the dry season; at elevations from 150 - 500 meters.

The bimble boxwood is employed unremarkably in creating Fence posts and rails. within the music trade, this wood is valued for musical instrument-making e.g. xylophones and bagpipes. For construction functions, this wood is valued for the bush articles of furniture, etc. This wood is additionally valued for different domestic functions like fuelwood, carbon opportunities, and charcoal.

The bimble boxwood is rated sturdy to fairly sturdy and its life is regarding 25-40 years. This wood if untreated the sapwood tends to be terribly at the risk of the attack of lectins borer. Burning splinter test: match-size splinter burns to charcoal while not ash.

The color of the heartwood of this tree might depend upon the soil kind, water accessible, and different environmental factors. the color of the wood darkens and deepens with age as common with all the exotic woods.

Apart from the same old aversions and reactions which will occur from operating with the other exotic wood dust is additionally gift once operating with the bimble boxwood. thus correct kinds of instrumentality and smart ventilation systems ought to be provided for the wood staff whereas operating within the trade.



Common name

Eucalyptus populnea unremarkably referred to as poplar box, bimble box, or bimbil box, is species of little to medium-sized tree that's endemic to eastern Australia. The common names bimble box and bimbil box are from the Wiradjuri name for the species. other common names recorded include round-leaf box, red box, white box, egolla, nankeen gum, round-leaved box, and shiny-leaf box. within the north of its vary, the species integrates with the closely associated with Brown's box additionally referred to as the Reid river box that is extremely similar in look.


Scientific name

Eucalyptus populnea


Color and look

This tree incorporates a pale brown to dark brown heartwood and this coloration might depend upon the soil kind, water accessible, and different environmental factors. Its wood is far paler and distinct from heartwood. Also, the heartwood is also typically ruby however is also lighter in younger growth.


Grain and texture

This wood incorporates a wavy figured pattern. It varies from interlocked to coarse grain patterns with occasional tight gum veins. the texture varies from medium to a fine texture that makes this wood easier to work with. operating in areas of the wood where interlocked grains are gifts are planning to be really tough. Care ought to be taken whereas in operation with these surfaces as tear-out can occur.



This wood is widespread in New South Wales wherever it is found on the western plains north from Narrandera and Pooncarie, extending into Queensland as so much as Rockhampton. it is most abundant within the northern and central sections on the western plains, becoming gradually less common the New South Wales so much west, wherever it is restricted to areas that are a lot of reliably patterned and sandier. This gum tree is most typically found on red soils with a speck of sandy dirt to clay dirt texture. It will be found less ordinarily on sandplains composed of deep loamy sands. within the so much west of recent South Wales, it grows in little terminal drain depressions with sandy soils superimposed clay at depth.



This wood doesn't turn out any characteristic odor while harvesting or operating with this wood. though this tree will produce some odoriferous flowers that attract bees and facilitate in bee forage. It closely resembles cajeput oil (obtained from Melaleuca species) in odor.



This is an awfully exhausting wood and dealing with hand tools or manufacturing dents during this wood will appear to be a challenge. It takes time for drying functions. This wood will split simply therefore care ought to be taken while using customary fittings and fastenings. It glues rather simply. The Bible box wood readily and simply accepts paint, stain, and responds to shine very well.

Bimble box may be a truthful hardwood to show, even while inexperienced, however contains a quite enticing color and figure to most of it. The timber sands well, being short-grained and takes a high polish and produces a smooth and lustrous finish.



Protected areas during which vital populations will be found embrace the Yathong Nature Reserve in New South Wales. This wood species is not listed within the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of threatened Species.


Common uses

The flowers of E. populnea turn out honey of excellent quality, however of restricted offer, and that is incredibly dense and pale amber in color. The timber has been found to be sturdy and exhausting and is appropriate for fence posts and construction work. However, it is dangerous to figure timber and is vulnerable to insect attack. it is an acceptable species for a hedge, because it will be propagated simply and is not tough to determine. it is excellent fuel, manufacturing an excellent deal of warmth and burns cleanly. The tree is harvested from the wild for native use as a supply of wood. A helpful decorative plant, it's typically full-grown to supply shade.