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Ironwood

Casuarina sp.

IronwoodThe Hawaiian Ironwood is a common tree initially planted for windbreaks and in depleted soils or sandy areas requiring a salt-tolerant tree. The common name refers to any of a number of closely related species that have also been called “she-oak,” or “beefwood.” The tree reaches heights of 80 to 100 feet and diameters up to 18 inches. The wood is dark brown and very tough and dense (specific gravity varies with the exact species from about .58 to .81). Broad rays may form a pronounced ray fleck similar to oak on radial surfaces. The wood is difficult to season and work, but has been used for exceptionally durable furniture.

 

 

 

ironwood leaves   ironwood

Leaves, look like needles.

 

 

 

     

Ironwood tree to the right