The density and bending strength of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Denhn (river red gum) grown in the North-western Nigeria were investigated. The tests were conducted using standard methods of testing clear wood specimens. ANOVA was used to analyze the data while Duncans New Multiple range Test (DNMRT) was used to separate the mean. The study revealed that, E. camaldulensis has an average density of 977.58 kg m-3. Similarly, E. camaldulensis had static bending strength of 133.33 N mm-2. E. camaldulensis collected from three geographical locations were significantly different for both the density and bending strength. The modulus of elasticity (stiffness) was 15219.89 N mm-2. Comparison between the density and bending strength of E. camaldulensis with other wood species commonly utilized as timber in Nigeria revealed that the wood was suitable for timber production.
Babatola Olufemi and Abubarkar Malami, 2011. Density and Bending Strength Characteristics of North Western Nigerian Grown Eucalyptus Camaldulensis in Relation to Utilization as Timber. Research Journal of Forestry, 5: 107-114.