Chichipate

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Description

The tree is reported to be medium-sized to large, sometimes reaching a height of 125 feet (37 m), with a trunk diameter that is commonly about 30 inches (75 cm), occasionally up to 45 inches (112 cm). Boles are reported to be often of poor form and are free of branches for 40 to 65 feet (12 to 20 m).

Common Uses

Bridge construction, Heavy construction, Flooring, Parquet flooring, Sculpture, Interior trim, Veneer, Railroad cars, Bridge beams, Bridge joists, Building construction.

Appearance

The heartwood is initially olive-brown in color, but darkens upon exposure. It is somewhat streaked. The grain is sometimes interlocked or roey.

Workability

The timber is reported to saw without difficulty. he timber responds readily to most machine tools in moulding to yield clean surfaces. The wood is reported to take an excellent polish.