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Guanacaste

Guanacaste Enterolobium Cyclocarpum

This tree is found in Mexico and Central America and abundant int he Guanacaste province of Costa Rica (also their national tree).  A beautiful tree that is easily grown from seed and is one of the larget, shadiest and longest lasting trees, able to reach heights of up to 40 meters with a trunk measuring more than 3.5 meters in diameter.  The wood from this tree is reddish-brown, lightweight  (density 0.34–0.6 g/cm³) and water-resistant; it is used to make items such as doors, windows, furniture, cabinets, and for shipbuilding.

Other common names:  Elephant Ear Tree, Monkey Ear, Ear Pod Tree, Parota and Orejon (Spanish) and Conacaste (El Salvador).

 

Guanacaste slabs being delivered into our warehouse in Olean, New York.

The below video was made observing the finishing/sanding of a round Guanacaste slab.

Rocky describes the characteristics of Guanacaste.  The rounds especially will have "rustic" qualities.  Watch this video for a full explanation of what you should expect from a Guanacaste round slab.

Rocky explaining the rustic qualities of Guanacaste rounds.  This particular species we carry in round slab form and it has a very natural, beautiful look.