We have a number of different species readily available for commercialisation on the concession. Some of them naturally occur in smaller quantities, and are spread out in different management blocks of the concession. According to our sustainable practices we only harvest in one block per year, to allow the forest to recover properly. This means that our species availability varies a bit over time. Our commercialised species are listed below; contact us for the current availability

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Chanfuta

Afzelia quanzensis

Commercial name: Chanfuta, Pod Mahogany

Sapwood: Pale of white to white, varying in width but generally quite narrow.
 
Heartwood: Pinkish brown when freshly sawn, oxidising rapidly after conversion to a deep reddish brown. Pockets, spots or streaks of calcium are often seen.
 
Timber uses: furniture, cabinetry, boatbuilding, docks, carpentry, carving, inlay, veneer, flooring, joinery, panelling and turning.
 
Other features: hard heartwood and resistant to borer and fungi attack.

banga_wanga_wood

Amblygonocarpus andongensis 

Commercial name: Scotsman’s rattle, Banga Wanga 

Sapwood: narrow, grey white. 

Heartwood: uniform dark red brown. 

Timber uses: cabinet making, carpentry, carving, decking, parquet flooring, joinery, railway sleepers, turning. 

Other features: extremely resistant to fungi and borer attacks; unaffected by acids and chemicals.

brachystegia_spici_wood

Brachystegia spiciformis 

Commercial name: Msasa, Musasa 

Sapwood: Off . 

Heartwood: Uniform red brown, clearly defined. 

Timber uses: sleepers, cabinetry, boxes, crates, carpentry, cart making, flooring, joinery, scaffolding, furniture, construction, door frames, canoes, joinery, interior trim, mine props, vehicle bodies, food containers, veneer, plywood and pulp for paper, utensils and beehives; bark fibre used for ropes; agricultural implements. 

Other features: Highly resistant heartwood from fungi and borer attack. The bark is astringent, containing 13% tannin and an extract is used in Africa as a final dressing in tanning hides, it imparts a reddish colour to the finished product.

burkea_africana_wood

Burkea africana 

Commercial name: Red Syringa, Wild Syringa 

Sapwood: narrow, off white with yellow or pink tinges. 

Heartwood: Yellow, brown to deep red brown, often lack banded. 

Timber uses: sleepers, boat building, cabinetry, carpentry, cart making, carving, joinery, mining timber, panelling, turning, agricultural implements, strong construction-timber, wagons and fencing. 

Other features: highly resistant to fungi and borer attacks. Multi-purpose tree, not only important for its timber but also as a source of medicine (bark and root), dye and edible caterpillars. 

Cleistanthus_wood

Cleistanthus schlechteri 

Commercial name: Bastard or false tamboti 

Wood: dark brown 

Timber uses: carving, hut building, construction, sleepers and walking sticks. 

Other features: bark used medicinally, very hard and termite resistant.

Erythrophleum_wood

Erythropleum suaveolens 

Commercial name: Forest Ordeal Tree, Missanda 

Sapwood: Narrow, creamy yellow. 

Heartwood: Dark red brown to chocolate brown. 

Timber uses: railway sleepers, agricultural implements, boxes, crates, bridge building, cabinetry, carpentry, carving, decking, parquet flooring, joinery and turning. 

Other features: Extremely resistant to water, often used in bridges, docks. Extremely resistant wood from borer and fungi attacks. 

Milletia_wood

Millettia stuhlmannii 

Commercial name: Panga Panga, Partridgewood 

Sapwood: Narrow, off white with yellow or pink tinges. 

Heartwood: Yellow, brown to deep red brown, often lack banded. 

Timber uses: Boatbuilding, cabinetry, carpentry, carving, flooring, joinery, panelling, turning. 

Other features: Heartwood highly resistant to fungi and borer attacks.Root used for medicinal and magical purposes.

Pterocarpus angolensis

Pterocarpus angolensis 

Commercial name: Kiaat, Mukwa, Muninga, Umbila 

Sapwood: Off white with large contrast to heartwood. 

Heartwood: Rich, dark brown, often with red streaks 

Timber uses: furniture, cabinetry, carpentry, musical instruments (the wood produces a rich, resonant sound), carving, decking, parquet flooring, joinery, turning, veneer, implements. 

Other features: Valued for several medicinal uses; the brown heartwood is resistant to woodborer insects and termites, is durable and has a pleasing spicy fragrance.

tambotie_wood

Spirostachys africana

Commercial name: Tambootie, Sandalo

Sapwood: Pale yellow sapwood sharply demarcated from heartwood.

Heartwood: Color ranges from a golden brown to a darker reddish brown, often with black streaks throughout.

Timber uses: Carvings, furniture, turned objects, and other small, specialty wood items.

Other features: Tambootie is prized in Africa as a decorative hardwood, used for luxury furniture and other high end applications.

jubelnerdia_wood

Julbernardia globiflora 

Commercial name: Red Missassa, munondo 

Sapwood: Wide pale off white to pinkish. 

Heartwood: Red Brown, not clearly defined. 

Timber uses: Agricultural implements, cabinetry, carpentry, carving, flooring, joinery, mining timber, railway sleepers and turning. 

Other features: Very durable and hard timber.