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Forum topic by Knockonit posted 01-07-2018 03:20 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Knockonit

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01-07-2018 03:20 PM

Well, was reading in regards to new endangered list. http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/rosewoods-bubinga-really-banned-cites/

Seems just about anything of the Rosewood genus is on list, and amongst them is bubinga, one of my favorites.

but african and just about all the rosewoods went on list.
so what that means is , it won’t be imported any longer, after a certain date, existing stocks will be depleted for use in the countries that recognize the ban and endangered list.

Found quite a few articles blaming it on China, as their hunger for everything rosewood has created a crazy market much like the illegal ivory market.

in any event, if you know of a stash of buninga or decent rosewood, might grab it up for that future special project.

This is what i have read and how i understand it, if i’m wrong please provide the correct data, and did not intentionally lead anyone down a path..

I did find that the Sisso tree, (ornamental tree used hhere in az. ) is coming of age since its induction and is now being called the american rosewood.
might look into it.
Rj in az


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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 01-07-2018 04:01 PM

This is disappointing. I have a little bit, but had planned at some point to get a waterfall bubinga slab. Now the price is going to go out of sight. Sisso, huh? I’ll have to check that out.

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Knockonit

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#2 posted 01-07-2018 04:42 PM

Yes, i too was in the negotiation phase of a rather large piece, well, now i might as well cash in my retirement account to pay for it now.
oh well, now does anyone know about moranga, might have name wrong, also am looking at the carob tree, found two really nice large live edge slabs at the northwest woods jt in glendale, az

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#3 posted 01-07-2018 08:51 PM

That article is a year old. The CITES appendices have been updated since then, but bubinga has been in appendix 2 for a year.

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#4 posted 01-07-2018 10:56 PM

Knock, if you are interested in buying more bubinga, PM me. I knew a guy that had a lot of it a few years back and can give you his contact info to see if he still has it. He was located just north of Santa Fe, NM. FWIW

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#5 posted 01-08-2018 02:34 AM

Being curious, I looked up your “Siso” tree. (Actually spelled Sissoo) and found this on Wikipedia.

”Dalbergia sissoo (Indian rosewood) is primarily used for furniture in northern India. Its export is highly regulated due to recent high rates of death due to unknown causes.”

Just something to think about.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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Knockonit

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#6 posted 01-08-2018 03:12 AM



Being curious, I looked up your “Siso” tree. (Actually spelled Sissoo) and found this on Wikipedia.

”Dalbergia sissoo (Indian rosewood) is primarily used for furniture in northern India. Its export is highly regulated due to recent high rates of death due to unknown causes.”

Just something to think about.

- Planeman40


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