TECK

Teck is an exotic timber species particularly known for its qualities in terms of durability. Originally from Asia, this wood naturally covers the class 5 (use in marine environment and brackish water). Teck is thus very popular for shipbuilding and for the realization of bridges, posts and other exposed uses.

It should be noted, however, that plantation teck wood has a much lower durability than natural forest teck. It is therefore necessary to distinguish between "Asian teck" (meaning natural forest teck) and teck grown in plantations in Asia, Africa or South America.


Read the Tropix sheet (CIRAD).

TECK
Botanical name(s) :

Tectona grandis

Family: LAMIACEAE (angiosperm)

Commercial restriction: no commercial restriction

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