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I have a mate who wants to cut a Eucalyptus  in his garden down and have it Milled up. Its only 12 years old but already a fair diameter. Anyone milled it? Is it even worth the hassle?

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7 minutes ago, trigger_andy said:

I have a mate who wants to cut a Eucalyptus  in his garden down and have it Milled up. Its only 12 years old but already a fair diameter. Anyone milled it? Is it even worth the hassle?

I also have always understood it warps and splits lots.  Only seen it milled once - not pretty.

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3 minutes ago, Squaredy said:

I also have always understood it warps and splits lots.  Only seen it milled once - not pretty.

Ok cheers. :) I'll tell him to give it a miss then. 

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If he clocks the shape of the logs 3 months after the tree's cut down he'll see what you mean about twisting, cracking etc; they go into a sort of slow motion fit!

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It depends on the tree.
Leaning or twisted tree is firewood.
Dead vertical, no branches,
Over 20" maybe worth it as euc is stunning timber.
Used a lot in plywood.

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1 hour ago, Rough Hewn said:

It depends on the tree.
Leaning or twisted tree is firewood.
Dead vertical, no branches,
Over 20" maybe worth it as euc is stunning timber.
Used a lot in plywood.
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Cheers. :) I'll get him to send a pic. Its only 12 years old so although fast growing I doubt it will be 20", 12" maybe? 

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