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The biological characteristic of African mahogany is one of the main advantages

The biological characteristic of African mahogany is one of the main advantages. The more straight trunk (shaft) helps to make better use of the conversion of wood into logs for sawing, making the wood loss rate lower. This plant still has a low incidence of twigs and branches, which reduces the number of knots, that is, the wood produced is more homogeneous and resistant.

Due to the fact that African mahogany wood is consumed by the international market, the price per cubic meter is quite stable, reaching between 100 and 600 euros on foot, varying according to the size, quality of logs and distance from the buyer, on the other hand, when sawn can be worth twice as much. Buyer countries like the United States, France and China have more stable currencies like the dollar and the euro, bringing more security to the forestry business.

Another advantage of African mahogany when compared to other noble forest species, is the rapid biological maturation that occurs between 13 and 15 years, the age when the heartwood (hard part of the wood) is formed.

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