Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A valuable timber-tree, Eucalyptus pilularis, of southeastern Australia. It is straight in the grain, moderately heavy, light reddish brown in color (though the lower part of the trunk is black), and is adapted for bent work. It is found to thrive in California near the coast. Its wood is of general excellence for house- and ship-building, etc., and on account of branching high is specially available for telegraph-poles. Also called flintwood, willow, white-top, and mountain-ash.
- n. An Australian eucalyptus, Eucalyptus pilularis, having dark fibrous bark; a similar tree, Eucalyptus andrewsii from New England
“The topmost are called blackbutt...three guesses why.”
“The tall eucalypt forests, dominated by pure stands of blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis, occur mainly on the high dunes adjoining the rain forests.”
“Comprises seven main vegetation types: closed forest including rain forest and tall eucalypt forest dominated by satinay and brushwood; blackbutt forest; scribbly gum and wallum banksia communities; communities of wet sites often dominated by Melaleuca spp.; coastal communities; Callitris forest and woodlands; and mangrove and salt marsh.”
“Unlogged stands of blackbutt are rare, however a good example of unlogged blackbutt forest is preserved in Mount Seaview Nature Reserve.”
“The single most important commercial hardwood species in northern New South Wales is blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis, which is predominant over a range of understoreys varying from wet to dry sclerophyll forest.”
“The drier blackbutt community occurs at lower altitudes on the northern slopes of Mount Banda Banda.”
“Tall blackbutt (Eucalyptus patens), jarrah, and marri forest can all be found in river valleys.”
“Sustainable logging continues in state-held eucalyptus forests and woodlands, with tallowwod, Sydney blue gum, spotted gum, blackbutt, and flooded gum harvested.”
“Further south in New South Wales, Sydney blue gum (E. saligna), ironbark (E. paniculata), and blackbutt are common.”
“She gave up all hope of finding her home, and sat down at the foot of the biggest blackbutt tree, with her face buried in her hands and knees, and thought of all that had happened, and what might happen yet.”
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