For its weight, Camphor exhibits extremely good strength properties. It has low stiffness and resistance to shock loads, and medium crushing strength. The wood works easily with both hand and machine tools. It nails, screws and glues satisfactorily, stains easily and can be brought to a very good finish. A very durable wood. The heartwood is light in colour, but often with rather attractive darker streaks running through it.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Furniture, interior and exterior joinery, flooring, panelling and cabinet work.
Comments: The Camphor Tree is an invader in South Africa and originates from China, Japan and Taiwan.