Rosewood Face Risk of Extinction in Northern Ghana


RosewoodRosewood belongs to a category of hardwoods to any number of fine-grained lumbers. They are often brownish with darker veining, but found in many different hues. Rosewoods are come strong and heavy, finishing with excellent polish, and usually suitable for guitars, chess pieces, handles, furniture, luxury flooring, just to name a few. ?True rosewoods which is appreciated in the western world come from the wood of Dalbergia nigra, which is listed endangered according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The timber market in Asia and other destinations recognize other rosewoods like Pterocarpus erinaceous; because of its similarity to true rosewoods. This tree is found in Ghana and particularly in the northern regions. The Gonja?s call it Gyankelia. ?Some species become canopy trees (up to 30 m high). In the northern parts of Ghana, they grow up to about 20 m high. Globally, supplies for these hardwood lumbers are poor through overexploitation.