Ecology

Teak – Noun: hard, durable wood used for shipbuilding and making outdoor furniture.

Teak is the common name for the tropical hardwood tree species Tectona grandis.  Tectona grandis is native to South and Southeast Asia, but is naturalized and cultivated in many countries.  Teak has become synonymous with quality and durability, earning a justified reputation as being the best hardwood to use in the manufacture of high quality garden furniture.  Its naturally high oil and silica content make it extremely durable, weatherproof and highly resistant to warping and rotting.

The plantation Teak that we source and choose to import comes from the beautiful island of Java in the Indonesian archipelago. Our supplier is committed to leading the industry in minimizing the impact of its activities on the environment and follows the rules and regulations standardized by Trees4Trees.  Our wood is carefully selected and is certified by the Perum Perhutani (Indonesian Forestry Commission).  Their scientific program of replantation ensures the continued protection of not only this wonderful wood species, but also positively impacts the social, environmental and ecological standing of the country.