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Greenheart Timber

Product Highlights

Product: Greenheart timber

Origin: Iwokrama Rainforest, Guyana

Community:  Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development

Certification: FSC Certified

Mission: The Iwokrama forest and its research centre are unique, providing a dedicated site in which to test the concept of a truly sustainable forest – where conservation, environmental balance, and economic use can be mutually reinforcing.

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Product Overview

 

Iwokrama Greenheart wood is FSC certified, very durable, resistant to most insects, and is highly recommended for marine environments. The wood has a very high Janka hardness rating of 2,530 lbf (11,260 N), which makes it a popular material in the construction of boats and docks. 

The management of the Iwokrama Forest involves a polycyclic silvicultural harvesting system: 20 species of trees are chosen for harvest on a 60-year cutting cycle. On average, Iwokrama harvests approximately 1,800ha each year (less than 0.5% of the area) which amounts to approximately 5-6 trees per hectare being removed since no large caps are created in the canopy during this activity.

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Discover more about the Iwokrama forest

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