Teak

Teak

Teak (Tectona grandis) is a tropical hardwood species and is a large, deciduous tree that occurs in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface. It is sometimes known as the “Burmese teak”. Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled. It is particularly valued for its durability and water resistance, and is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh but is naturalised and cultivated in many countries in Africa and the Caribbean. This was introduced to Sri Lanka by Dutch 17th centuary.

Suitability

Teak is found in a variety of habitats and climatic conditions from arid areas with only 500 mm of rain per year to very moist forests with up to 5,000 mm of rain per year. Typically, though, the annual rainfall in areas where teak grows averages 1,250-1,650 mm with a 3-5 month dry season. In Sri Lanka Teak in mainly found in dry zone and intermediate zone.

Use of Teak

Used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects. In Sri Lanka market Teak is commonly used in furniture and housing projects.

Following best practices Sadaharitha guarantees a minimum of 25 cubic feet per tree which will have a projected value a minimum of LKR 100,000 per tree.

All Teak plantations are sold out. Hence we invite you to invest in “Sadaharitha Agarwood”

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