The Parota tree is one of the largest species of trees in the world. With more than 800 different types growing in warm, tropical and desert-like regions of both hemispheres. Few exotic trees are as widely cultivated and versatile as the Parota tree. While its unique shape and blossoms are eye-catching, the Parota's appearance reveals just a hint of its functions.
Most Parota trees have shorter lifespans of 15 to 30 years. Consequently, they tend to grow quickly and can reach heights in excess of 100 feet. The trunk of an Parota tree grows 12" in diameter in the first 5 years. The tree is very renewable as the speed of which the tree grows is very rapid. With typically a shorter life span, it would seem like a waste not utilizing the beauty of this species of wood. These tropical weathered trees sometimes grow to quickly and massive that they become a risk to near by building and agriculture during tropical storm season. Parota is a wonderful renewable tree as it can grow rapidly.
If you own fine furniture, you should be aware of the effects humidity has on wood. In the summer time humidity is high, air conditioners and dehumidifiers will help with high humidity. It is imperative to keep this fine furniture stored in a temperature of 65-78 and a relative humidity of 55%. During winter months, humidity becomes low. Failure to produce the correct environment for all furniture may result in damage to any furniture in your home. Wood is a most wonderful and sacred of materials because it was living. Learn enjoy imperfections as this is a unique and natural product. Enjoy your beautiful furniture.
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