Timber Harvesting in the Solomon Islands

As a follow-up to the timber-of-the-month featuring Queen Ebony, as sourced from the Brisbane Wood Show, SITCO Australia have sent some photos through to me of the timber being harvested.

Some AMAZING heavy, thick planks of Queen Ebony.  I’m imagining a heavy-topped Queen Ebony workbench – it would look incredible.

2 cutters operating surrounded by S.I Blackwood trees

2 cutters operating surrounded by S.I Blackwood trees

Fresh cut Ebony

Fresh cut Ebony

Queen Ebony Chainsaw cut

Queen Ebony Chainsaw cut

Some amazing planks coming off the chainsaw there.  When we shop for timber around the traps here, we often seem to scavenge for scraps that look good.  It is amazing to see whole trees of quality timber (and remember this is eco-timber – working towards accreditation for best practice, which is an excellent direction for Pacific Island nations to work towards – long-term sustainable businesses.

Free Hand chainsaw

Free Hand chainsaw

One Response

  1. Where in the Solomon Island are these pictures taken?

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