Teak is a hardwood species native to Thailand. It is estimated that before the 18th century, about 25% of Thai deciduous forests were teak, mainly in the central plains, Isan and in the North.
In the 19th and 20th century, nearly all teak forests were illegally cut down and the tree was put on the IUCN list of endangered species in the 90s.
Most countries have put an import ban of teak in place and in Thailand has made all export of teakwood illegal.
Due to the large-scale reforestation project, Teak is no longer considered an endangered species in Thailand. Yet the cutting of teak in forests and jungles remain illegal and cutting teakwood on plantations requires a permit issued by the Thai forestry department.
The tree grows very well in the seasonal temperatures of Isaan, as well as in tropical jungles in the South.
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Teak ǀ Tectona grandis
Tectona grandis is native to South and Southeast Asia, mainly Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.