Mango wood is derived from the mango tree, the tree that gives us the mango fruit. The mango tree belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, including Pistachio, Cashew and Poison Ivy trees and in Latin the mango tree is called “Mangifera indica”.
HOW IS MANGO WOOD USED?
The mango fruit on the trees are harvested for food consumption, but the Mango wood could also be used for its wood.
The mango wood is a hardwood. This means that is strong and durable and therefore perfect for making furniture and household items.
THE COLOR OF MANGO WOOD
Due to the density of the wood, it doesn’t wear out easily and can keep the lustre texture for many years. However, unlike other hardwood furniture, Mango wood, is often seen as more affordable and sustainable.
WHERE DOES MANGO TREE GROW?
The mango tree grows in tropical climates. These trees doesn´t like when it gets cold. Cold temperature over time damage or can kill the tree.
Native mango trees you find in India, Myanmar and East Asia. A lot of the cultivated mango trees comes from India but there is also farmed trees in Kenya and China.
A QUICK GROWING TREE
The mango tree grows quick and can get as high as 30 meters. Even higher with the canopy (the part of the tree that also is called crown).
The mango tree has large leaves that are leathery in the feel. They can get 12 up to 40 centimeters in length and stays on the tree for a year or more. The mango carries flowers, that get pollinated by insects but less than 1percent of the flowers, will mature to form of fruit.
Within 10-15 years the mango tree reaches full productivity.
Another important piece of mango tree information is that its growth causes a process called carbon sequestration or carbon uptake. The tree absorbs carbon dioxide from the environment in mango tree climate zones around the world, using it to form the trunk, branches, leaves and fruit of the mango tree. The tree produces oxygen and releases it into the environment during this process.
BENEFITS WITH MANGO WOOD:
The Mango Wood products from Be Home are sustainably sourced, from protected groves and carved by hand from a single piece of wood. At Be Home they only work with sustainably sourced timber, supporting the planting of new trees with each harvest.
In our assortment we have beautiful cutting board in brushed black mango wood from Be Home.
Source: behome.eu / grainandframe.com / mango.org/mango-tree/