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African

Tola

The Tola is a very tall tree, native to West Africa, which favors the depth of the soil and the abundance moisture. It can amount to about 60 m tall and trunk, resinous bark, can measure between 70-80 cm of differ-ent diameters. The leaves are pinnate six to ten young leaves arranged alternately and 4-10 cm long. The flowers are small and white.

Scientific Name
Gosweilerodendron Balsamiferum

Family
Caesalpinaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
From heart yellowish to pinkish brown color with dimming light

Grain
The grain came right is sometimes interlocked and texture medium to coarse

Density/Hardness
Hardness Medium / Low; softwood

Durability
Has an average durability and is susceptible to attack by Lyctus, fungi and insects

Areas of application
Interior carpentry, furniture, decoration and construction