Tropical Forest Update

Testing the mettle of tropical timber

Tropical timber is locked in a battle for market share with substitute products such as non-tropical woods, metals such as aluminium, and plastics. Tropical timber has many fine features—such as durability, aesthetic appeal, and strength—but its competitors also have saleable qualities.

Contents

  • •Declaring for the environment

    •Aiming higher with Khaya

    •Plywood’s journey from cradle to gate

    •Checking the decking

    •Will small logs become a big deal?

    •The changing timber trade

    •Fellowship report

    •Market trends

    •Topical and tropical

    •Recent editions

    •Meetings
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