We have a number of different species readily available for commercialization 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 commercialized species are listed below; contact us for the current availability.

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.

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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 spiciformis
Commercial name: Msasa, Musasa
Sapwood: Off white.
Heartwood: Uniform red brown, clearly defined.
Timber uses: sleepers, cabinetry, boxes, crates, carpentry, cart making, flooring, joinery, scaffholding, 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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, minning timber, railway sleepers and turning.
Other features: Very durable and hard timber.