Cocobolo
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Cocobolo

$75.00

Cocobolo

Dalbergia retusa

Cocobolo is a tropical hardwood of Central American trees belonging to the genus Dalbergia. Only the heartwood  is used, usually orange or reddish-brown in color, often with darker irregular traces weaving through the wood.   In Jan 2017 this beautiful tree was placed on the CITES protection list due to deforestation.  Help us restore this beautiful tree to its natural habitat.

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Dalbergia retusa, can reach heights up to 80ft and 3ft in diameter. Unfortunately, the trees have been heavily exploited due to the high value of the timber and are now rarely seen outside of national parks, reserves, and plantations. This makes Cocobolo valuable, rare and expensive.  Renowned for its color, the heartwood contains an oil that retains an unmistakable floral odor. Before being appointed to the CITES list, Cocobolo has been made into gun grips, knife handles, and duck calls because it stands up well to water exposure and repeated handling. It is favored for fine inlay work on custom, high-end cue sticks, police batons, pens, brush backs, bowls, pipes, jewelry boxes, desktops and other expensive specialty items like guitars, bass guitars, drums, oboes, flutes, clarinets, and even bagpipes!

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