After the recent EU Timber Regulation ruling regarding Azobe timber from Cameroon, buyers looking for Azobe substitutes may want to consider Angelim Vermelho (Dinizia excelsa) from Brazil instead.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Like Azobe, Angelim Vermelho is suitable for use in marine applications.
- It’s natural durability results from its ultra-high density and hardness.
- It’s also very durable to fungi and dry wood borers.
- In fact, it’s more resistant to fungi and more stable than Azobe.
- And unlike Azobe, it’s not listed on the IUCN red list of threatened species.
- Finally, compared to other species, it’s relatively less expensive.
For these reasons, Angelim Vermelho has already been adopted for use in a wide range of exterior and marine environments including decking, gazebos, pergolas, fence posts, bridges, sheet piles, and guard rails.
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