The New International Encyclopædia/Forest Oak

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FOREST OAK. A name sometimes given in commerce to the timber of Casuarina torulosa, and other species of the same genus, all Australian trees. In Queensland the wood is considered as one of the most valuable for fuel, and is also split into shingles. It is light yellowish-brown and prettily marked with short red veins. It is exported for use in cabinet-work, for which purpose it is employed as veneer.