April 19, 2016
Brazil: Australian red cedar replacing mahogany and cedar
Domestically grown Australian red cedar (Toona ciliate, one of Australia's few native deciduous trees) is gaining popularity in Brazil. This timber is also known as toon or toona (also applied to other members of the genus Toona), Australian red cedar, Burma cedar, Indian cedar, Moulmein cedar and Queensland red cedar. It is also sometimes called Indian mahogany. Australian red cedar grown in Brazil has started to replace high value native timbers such as Brazilian cedar (Cedrela fissilis) and mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). The domestic market for sawnwood of around 25 million cubic ...
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