SUAR WOOD (Saman Samanea)
In Indonesia, called "Suar Trees" with the botanical name Saman Samanea, these trees are easily recognized by their characteristic umbrella shaped canopy as seen in the above photo. This tree usually reaches heights of 50 - 80 feet.
Its is a non endangered and fast growing tropical hardwood with a criss cross, interlocking grain which reduces the possibility of cracking occurring due to climactic changes.
This wood is used frequently for large sculptures and even furniture and compares favorably to woods such as Black Walnut.
Suar trees grow in many different countries and areas, including Hawaii and it grows naturally in almost every area where it has been introduced.
In other countries this tree is known as Rain Tree or Monkey Pod.