Stringybark grows in N.S.W., Victoria and Queensland. Their bark is their distinguishing characteristic. thick, tough and fibrous with deep furrows, it can be pulled off in long “strings”. Their timber is usually pale brown with some species showing yellow or pinkish tinges. Being hard and durable it is used in heavy construction, and as sleepers and fencepost. Stringybark burls are the part of the tree more commonly used in wood turning.