Is Mangium a hardwood?

Is Mangium a hardwood?

Mangium | The Wood Database – Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

Is mangium wood good for furniture?

Timber. Acacia mangium trees produce sapwood and heartwood. The heartwood’s colour is brownish yellow shimmery and medium textured. Because the timber is extremely heavy, hard, very strong, tough, and not liable to warp and crack badly it is used for furniture, doors and window frames.

Is acacia wood toxic?

Unfortunately, no. Acacia wood is not safe. The leaves of acacia trees protect the plant from predators by producing a cyanogenic poison.

What is a Mangium tree?

mangium is a large tree, to 30 m tall, with a straight bole, which may be over half the total tree height. Trees with a diameter over 50 cm are rare. It may be reduced to a small tree or large shrub of 7-10 m on adverse sites.

Is Acacia mangium hard wood?

The timber is a light hardwood timber.

Is acacia wood high quality?

As the British Royal Navy has shown, Acacia has proven itself to be an extremely durable wood. Its density and hardness makes it the perfect material for heavy-use pieces such as dining tables and dining benches. When properly maintained, these pieces will last decades.

Is Acacia mangium an invasive species?

Most Australian acacias have traits that facilitate invasiveness, and 23 species have been recorded as invasive to date. A. mangium has been reported as invasive in Asia, Indonesia, Pacific Islands, Indian Ocean Islands, southern Africa and Brazil.

Is Acacia mangium fast growing?

Acacia mangium is an evergreen fast-growing tropical tree, which can grow up to 30 m tall and 50 cm thick, under favorable conditions. It is a low-elevation species associated with rain forest margins and disturbed, well-drained acid soils.

What kind of wood is mangium?

Comments: Mangium is commonly grown as a plantation species, and density of the wood can vary greatly depending on tree age and growing conditions. It is also hybridized with earpod wattle (A. auriculiformis) to form another plantation species. Images: Drag the slider up/down to toggle between raw and finished wood.

Where do Acacia mangium trees grow?

Acacia mangium, a fast-growing tree native to parts of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia, has been cultivated outside its native environment and introduced into humid tropical lowland regions of Asia, South America and Africa over the last few decades.

What are the benefits of acacias mangium?

A. mangium, one of the Australian acacias that is widely planted in many parts of the world, has clear benefits in agricultural, agroforestry and forestry ecosystems (Bernhard-Reversat 1993; Franco et al. 1994; Parrotta and Knowles, 1999; Richardson et al. 2004; Kull et al. 2011; Epron et al. 2013 ).

Are there any health risks associated with mangium?

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Mangium. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information. Pricing/Availability: No data available.