Posted by Accents of Salado on 5/28/2013 to
Mango Wood & Sustainability
Here are the first ten days in a Mango tree’s life. It’s an amazing growth rate that you can see every day. It’s just one of the reasons our supplier believes in sustainable practices when they select the wood to be used for their home furnishings designs. A Mango tree can sprout and grow very quickly, will produce delicious fruit for 10-30 years, and then its wood can be harvested to produce beautiful furniture, with another fast-growing Mango seedling planted in its place. Unlike teak, rosewood and mahogany hardwoods that grow very slowly in the rainforests, this on-going cycle of growth-and-harvest can be sustained perpetually. Some popular woods such as ipé require many acres of forest to be clear-cut in order to produce a small amount of board-feet that is actually— and expensively— used. Our Supplier uses plantation-grown Mango so that environmental impact on the Earth itself is minimized, and the cycle of growth and responsible use continues.