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    Legal & illegal trees for building

    Since big trees are becoming very hard to legally find we decided to look at these 2 rubber trees for B15,000 per tree. So we found these trees on the opposite side of our resort about a mile upstream a good 300 meters away from the riverbank.



    Big legal trees are hard to find. One needs the correct papers and here in Thailand that can be damn confusing. So we debate and debate and finally agree.

    My reasoning was that we could always store the wood as we never know what projects might lie ahead.

    Initially, the lady with the yellow t-shirt for a hat had seen me using the bathroom in the woods.

    With the pic below I thought she was talking about me.

    She wasn't, the broker was describing the diameter of the tree.



    Now all of the above trees will have been legally bought and cutdown.

    Now here is a few shots on my side of the river which has not been the case.

    Only 500 meters down the road. They were not happy I was taking photos. The boss man turned his back on me.



    What is so stupid is that the Nan River is having some serious erosion problems and these guys just keep on cutting trees on the riverbank.

    Once again notice, everyone had turned their faces away.

    Totally illlegal!


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    bastards ^

    you can get legal logs from the government forestry centre, up north from CM

    I have bought many treetrunks from there, decent price too, all teak

    They are all confiscated trees from people like those above

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    Don't you mean that the guys above are actually their unofficial employees?

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    thais do not build houses with rubber trees. they say the wood is too soft and is easily destroyed by insects. i suppose you could treat it to prevent this
    i am told that it is the cheapest timber available in thailand. rubber trees have a life of about 25 to 30 years, and then they supposedly can no longer be tapped, so they chop them down and sell them off.
    check up on the price- it sounds a bit high, although the tree may be bigger than it looks on the pic.

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    I agree, the price is well over the top, unless it includes delivery, planting and a guarantee of life for a year

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    thais do not build houses with rubber trees. they say the wood is too soft and is easily destroyed by insects.
    I think we have the typical Thai communication problem. This tree here in Central Thailand is called a rubber tree by the locals. However, it is not like the rubber trees in the south of Thailand. This rubber tree is not used to get rubber from. Same name but different tree. TIT!

    The local builders enjoy working with this kind of wood and the cost is reasonable.

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    try and knock em down hb,sure you know the drill

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