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
Pod mahogany, chanfuta, doussie
Botanical name: Afzelia quansensis
Sapwood: Pale of white to white, varying in width but generally quite narrow.
Banga wanga, Scotsman’s rattle
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.
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.
Kiaat, Muninga, Mwkua, 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.
Panga panga, Partridgewood
Sapwood: Narrow, off white with yellow or pink tinges.
Heartwood: Yellow, brown to deep red brown, often lack banded.
Timber uses: Fine furniture, 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.