Hawaiian Woods

Blackbutt
Blackwood
Bluegum
Camphor
Italian cypress
Ironwood
Kamani
kiawe
Koa
lemon Gum
Mango
Milo
Monkeypod
Norfolk pine
Ohia
Painted gum
pheasant wood
Primavera
Queensland maple
Robusta
Saligna
Silky oak
Siris wood
Sugi
Tamarind
Toon
Tropical Ash

Description of Hawaii's woods

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Hawaii’s Woods come from the only Pacific tropical forests in the United States. Hawaii’s endemic trees grow nowhere else on earth. Most of these species are hardwoods; highly productive broad-leafed tropical trees. Many are very dense and require special skill to mill, season, and work effectively. Hawaii’s woods in the hands of our fine craftsmen and women make some of the highest quality furniture and decorative wood objects in the world.

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Source: L. H. Nitz from Elbert L. Little, Jr. and Roger G. Skolmen, Common Forest Trees of Hawaii (Native and Introduced). USDA, Forest Service Agricultural Handbook No. 679, 1989. Wood grain picture credits: Winkler Wood Products, Inc., Martin & MacArthur, Inc., Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

All images (except a few borrowed from the internet) and text about Hawaii's woods courtesy of HFIA

and CTAHR , The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii , JB Friday and Bart Potter

 

CTAHR also has a reprint of the excellent book "Common Forest Trees of Hawaii (Native and Introduced) by Little and Skolmen for sale, $20.

Buy the book

http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/ctahr2001/PIO/ForSalePubsDetail.asp?id=2

Newsflash! The entire book is now available online! Thanks J B Friday! http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/forestry/Data/Common_Trees_Hawaii.asp

 

Common Forest Trees of Hawaii