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SUSTAINABLE TIMBER

WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY MANAGEMENT?
Definition

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The concept can be described as the attainment of balance – balance between society's increasing demands for forest products and benefits, and the preservation of forest health and diversity. This balance is critical to the survival of forests, and to the prosperity of forest-dependent communities.

TIMBER SPECIES
Fast Growing and High Value Tree Species

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FAST GROWING TREE:

SEREBÓ (Schizolobium Amazonicum)

Size: 15m - 40m tall.

Background: Cultivated in South America for industrial purposes since the 1990s.

Main Use: manufacture of plywood.

Growth: Its average logging age is only 7 years, with a high yield in lamination (around 80%).

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HIGH VALUE SPECIES

Picana Negra (Cordia Trichotoma)

Size: 20m - 30m tall.

Background: It is suitable for use in reforestation projects, especially as it grows naturally beside the Baru Tree.

Main Use: The wood is a hardwood of good natural durability when dry. It works well and can be bent. It is used in fine cabinet making, for decorative coverings, wainscoting, laminates, small boats, etc.

Growth: Its average logging age is between 6 -10 years.

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