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Burmese Teak Tree
Tectona grandis
A familiar story – Teak is a phenomenal wood (the best in the world for building boats) - once discovered, businesses overharvest it, Govt tries to take control but in political unrest government needs money to buy weapons – overharvest again – only very little left – govt try to protect them but they have become so valuable – poachers steal them.
Myanmar now serves the Death Sentence for loggers cutting down Teak Trees.