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Narra Tree, are they still plentiful?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by chowchow, May 29, 2008.

  1. chowchow

    chowchow

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    Diba bawal ang pagpuputol ng mga ito?

    Symbolism
    It is the national tree of the Philippines, as well as the provincial tree of Chonburi and ****et in Thailand.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angsana
     
  2. do u mean seedlings or full grown trees? alam ko marami pang seedlings nito.
     


  3. Clusterbomb

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    Aren't those trees lining that portion of Quezon Avenue from EDSA to QC Memorial Circle narra trees?

    In wild, maybe there aren't many left- those not yet discovered by illegal loggers.
     
  4. Wp.22

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    i saw one in the dining room of my uncle and in my mom's house
     
  5. Allegra

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    I have some in between the tiles :) and I may add , these were bought before the ban ahem
    Illegal to cut and truck
     
  6. Clusterbomb

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    I heard that same line from the late Senator Ramon Mitra himself, ha-ha-ha.

    We were in Palawan one time and he was gracious enough to show us his house in Puerto Princesa. The living room was huge and the rafters were all supported by this large, tall tree trunk proped up in the middle of the room.
     
  7. pipo

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  8. chowchow

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    Pati termite cannot eat the wood, it has natural repellant.
     
  9. Allegra

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    That's not true
    Ferocious mga termites dito
     
  10. chowchow

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    ferocious beasts ba? walang tigil pa naman kung kumakain.
     
  11. edtf

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    I think madami dami pa narra kasi even the furniture makers are not using narra that much anymore. Matigas lang ata yung Narra kaya hindi makain ng anay.
     
  12. gen1

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    bawal to cut old growth narra, but you can cut if you planted it yourself in private lots. You still need DENR permission to cut and transport though which is a ***** to get.
     
  13. edtf

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    You still have to get a barangay clearance then a DENR clearance and from what I know Narra is a protected tree so almost next to impossible to get a clearance to cut even if it is in your lot.
    That is why Mahogany is usually used for tree farming. But still hassle pa rin to get DENR clearances to cut it and transport it.

    I guess this goes the same line as legal gun owners with PTC VS illegal gun carriers.
     
  14. Longbow

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    I just brought back some. I'll be using it for a custom grip project. My uncle gave it to me. The ones on top are langka wood.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. edtf

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    as a small trivia - if you want that reddish grain look of narra but don't want to use narra a good replacement is santol wood - pretty hard and same characteristics as narra.

    Longbow, How about Kamagong wood? I think kamagong would make nice grips. But the wood is pretty rare indeed
     
  16. Longbow

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    Yes, he told me about kamagong wood, but I did not have enough time to look around for it. I told him to save some for me, so when I come to visit again, I'll bring back some. He has a kalabaw woodwork made of kamagong. Its really pretty.
    He also had anahaw, but it was so heavy (whole block), so I left it.
     
  17. chowchow

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    Diba ang Narra is Rosewood in its english name? Nakita ko ang dameng antique furnitures (late 1800s) esp imported from France and Europe , mga dresser, closet, tables , etc dito. The woodwork and finish is so refined.
     
  18. edtf

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    saan yan?? Naku - dapat hindi makita ng asawa ko yan :)
     
  19. edtf

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    I think the kamagong with carabao bone inlay would be one of a kind nga :)
    Anahaw wood - very interesting!!
     
  20. gen1

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    tugas is also a very good hardword. parang bakal.

    There is a reforestation area in UPLB with lots of narra trees planted in the 50's. I remember joking that they are now harvestable and a single tree could be worth half a million each. (P200-300 na yata ang Board Foot ng narra ngayon).