New England Blackbutt
New England Blackbutt owes its name to the tree's appearance after bushfires, when the base of the trunk - or butt - is charred and blackened. Sourced from the highlands of northern NSW, New England Blackbutt is a fast-growing, versatile hardwood species with colour ranging from golden yellow to pale brown, and occasionally including pinkish overtones. The timber has an even texture and generally straight grain, making it very well suited for interior use applications. As its name suggests, Blackbutt is fire resistant, and is one of seven hardwood timber species that accepted by the Building Commission in Victoria for home construction in bushfire areas.