Casuarina cunninghamiana is a tall, nitrogen fixing tree suitable for cultivation across a wide range of climates, extending from cool temperate areas to the seasonally dry tropics. Under cultivation it tolerates drought, seasonal waterlogging and slight to moderate salinity  but requires protection from grazing animals during the establishment phase. It has been used in agroforestry, particularly where shelterbelts area required to protect crops and livestock from wind, as it makes an excellent windbreak. It is considered relatively slow growing but produces outstanding fuelwood. In some overseas countries the wood has been used to manufacture particleboard.


Potential farm use: excellent windbreak, good for fence posts, good ornamental attributes, shelterbelt or shade for stock
Specialty products: pollen has value for apiculture
Traditional Aboriginal uses: firewood, gum or resin (eaten or for adhesives), medicinal or weapons
Urban use: good as an ornamental or amenity plant or suitable as a screen or hedge
Wood products: boxes, crates, craftwood (for turnery etc.), flooring (including parquetry), high quality fuelwood, industrial charcoal, light construction, posts (including fencing) or speciality timber for quality furniture, wood composites.

For more information: