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Ekki (Lophira alata)

Ekki continues to be popular as a specialist timber. Its appearance, durability and resistance to decay make it a popular species for a number of specialist construction uses, also the timber is extremely hard and used for railroad ties and bridge planking applications such as sleepers and bridge works. It is available in various larger sections and lengths

The timber, also known as azobe, has better electrical properties than other wood making it possible to use it in poles for electric fences without separate isolators. The colour is reddish brown and the wood is abrasive, dulling tools rapidly.

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