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Massaranduba: Still a viable alternative wood?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:41 pm    Post subject: Massaranduba: Still a viable alternative wood? Reply with quote

Sometimes ignorance is the best vacation. This report suggests that Massaranduba (or Bulletwood) is being illegally logged on a massive scale, mostly for export to North America. Aside from its substantial contribution to the Amazon Rain Forest, it is a source of "red latex," prized by rubber tappers in Brazil.
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