More reading about tonewood markets

Here’s a couple of articles I found recently that feature around the troubled issue of international tonewoods.

The first is a recent article from National Geographic (April 2013) on the fate of mahogany in Peru titled “Mahogany’s Last Stand” – not a happy story.

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/mahogany/wallace-text

The second is from a website called Impact Forestry – Smart Forest Investment. The articles about the tonewood market are interesting, especially his idea of creating an “international tonewood reserve & plantation” to ensure future tonewood supplies.

http://impactforestry.org/category/tonewoods/

A Tasmanian Blackwood Growers Cooperative would fit very well into that kind of model.

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