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Since 1956
  Toolsie Persaud Ltd. (TPL) has been a pioneer in developing Guyana's hinterland and producing quality construction materials.  
Sustainably Managed Forests
  A family operated business that follows sustainable forest management principles advised by the Guyana Forestry Commission.  
  350,000 hectares of rain forest
35M tonnes of quarry reserves
2,000 employees
Corporate Address
  10-12 Lombard St.
South America
Tel: + 592 226 4071-5
Fax: +592 226 0793
Email: click here

Timber Species

Scientific Name:
Aspidosperma album

Family: Apocynaceae

ATIBT Standard Name: Bios Macaque

Other Name: Red Peroba, Peroba Rosa, Kromanti Kipi

Wood Appearance: Tan to rose-red, often streaked with purple or brown and becoming brownish-yellow to medium brown on exposure.

  • Sapwood - yellowish, paler than heartwood, but not sharply demarcated
  • Texture - fine and uniform
  • Grain - straight to irregular
  • Bole - 60-70 feet long, cylinderical; diameter 16-20 inches

Physical and Mechanical Properties: Hard and strong timber. Bending strength medium and crushing strength high.

  • Weight - 850kg/m3 (53 lb/ft3 ) seasoned.
  • Bending Strength -
  • Modulus of elasticity -
  • Compression parallel to grain -
  • Shock resistance -

Natural Durability: Heartwood very durable and extremely resistant to preservative treatment. Sapwood permeable.

Timber Processing

  • Drying - Dries without difficulty. Kiln Schedule E.
  • Working - Easy to work and finishes well.
  • Assembly - Gluing easy but hard to nail.
  • Finishing - Takes staining and polishing satisfactorily.

Uses: A good general purpose wood suitable for construction work requiring strength and durability and could also be useful for exterior joinery. Also suitable for panelling, turnery and furniture manufacture.

Supplies: Occurs frequently in Guyana's forest. Regular supplies are available.

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