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.