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Over centuries, Teck has gained unmatched reputation and reputation for the most demanding uses. The first plantations are recorded in the 7th century in Indonesia. Thereon, it seems to have developed from the fourteenth century. Since the 17th century, plantations have multiplied successfully in Asia. In the early twentieth, seeds fro; India and Burma crossed the oceans and allow the development of teak plantations in Africa and tropical America.
Due to the disappearance of forests and the policy of protecting Asian natural forests from which teak originally comes, the harvested timber now comes mainly from plantations. In 2015, 6 million hectares are thus exploited in about thirty tropical countries, hence the term "exotic wood". Teak is a precious wood, durable (preserved for centuries), easy to work, resistant to climatic aggressions, insects, termites.
It serves as a perimeter crop, making it possible to define the boundaries of plantation as well as protecting them against bad weather, wind and disease, etc. Being a hardwood tree, it has a long time to ignition and is considered as the best choice for fire prevention. We avoid a monoculture approach to preserve biodiversity, soil and water level. We create mixed forests to promote a diverse ecological structure.
The pesticides and herbicides used are those on the list of "permitted substances". Thus, teak is planted on identified, dedicated territories, which avoids deforestation and displacements of population. As teak growth is slow, it promotes CO2 sequestration and removes greenhouse gases.