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Mostly all the trees have this property that their bark sheds annually but in some trees the bark does not shed. This type of phenomenon is known as ironbark. In other trees where the bark shed produces the dead bark that accumulates itself over the time. This non-shedding property is considered to be very favorable for the trees because it works as a shield and protects the inner tissues residing in the tree from many external environment agents such as fire. Ironbark was named this because the bark gives a silvery color and it is very similar to the color of the iron metal therefore it was named after this property. Ironbark is very common and it is been growing in forests and as well as in plantation. The trees whose bark shed are immediately affected by the fungus but the ironbark chemistry is such that it prevents the tree from fungus. There are naturally two main colors available in the ironbark decking. The heartwood and the sapwood.

The color of heartwood is red whereas the color scheme of sapwood is pale yellow. The hardwood decking Melbourne utilize both of these woods that is hardwood and sapwood in designing decking board. Sometimes these two are used together and sometimes these are also used separately while manufacturing decking board. Since this ironbark provides high resistance to the fire and are very much durable. Not only this but these are fine and provide very finish. The wood timber is famous for its texture. It provides a very fine texture that is with the interlocked grain.

The most desirable feature that is demanded by almost every customer and every one working with wood is that the wood should be highly termite resistant and this ironbark provide this feature. Not only to the termite but this ironbark is also rot resistance. This ironbark provides a longer life span and provide high durability because of their high density and hardness properties. These are not hard to access but these are available in market easily. Ironbark has a long history and it is not new thing. Its been in use for more over 200 years and people are still using this because of the very benefits that it provides.

However, there are some other aspects of these ironbark that are very hard to work with because the boards need to be predrilled and since these provide very high quality therefore these are very expensive. These are not always available in the right appropriate length. These are usually available in variable length and then these are built according to the demand of the customer.