Very popular and one of the best burning woods.
Ironbarks are a very characteristic group of trees, so named on account of the thick, compact, hard bark.
The name however could equally apply to the timber itself, for it is certainly the ironwood of the whole Eucalyptus genus.
The wood is very heavy, hard and compact therefore long burning.
Microscopically, the fibres are seen to be very thick walled, compact and closely compressed.