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Rosewood, Red sanders, Sandalwood, Walnut are some of the timbers extensively used in handicrafts by artisans for making various utility items. However, these timbers are becoming scarce due to over exploitation. Alternate timbers from plantations like Acacia auriculaeformis, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, E.tereticornis, Leucaen leucocephala, Maesopsis eminii, Swietenia mahagoni and natural forests like Adina cordifolia, Ailanthus excel sa , Albizia lebbek, Alstonia scholaris, Anogeissus pendula, Artocarpus he terophyl Ius , Artocarpus hirsutus, Azadirachta indica, Bauhinia malabarica, Boehmeria rugulosa, Buxus wallichiana syn. B. sempervirens, Chloroxylon swietenia, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cordia macleodii, Diospyrous ebonum, Dysoxylum malabaricum, Euonymus crenulatus, Gardenia latifolia, Gmelina arborea, Gyro carpus americanus, Hardwickia pinnata syn. Kingiodendron pinnatum, Holoptelea integrifolia, Holarrhena antidysenterica, Hymenodictyon excelsum, Juglans regia, Lagerstroemia nicrocarpa syn.L.thomosonii, Linociera malabarica, Melia azedarach, Mi tragyna parvifolia, Plumeria rubra, Pterocarpus marsupium, Sterculia urens, Toona ciliata, Trewia nudiflora, Wrightia tinctoria, Zanthoxylum ovalifolium and Zan thoxyl um rhetsa which have potential for making various artifacts been suggested. As the end product producted is dependent upon anatomical structure, properties and colour of the wood, these details alongwith tree form and distribution are given for 43 species.

 

 

 

 
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