In 2011 we introduced our comprehensive collection of sustainable Roble hardwood, grown in Eastern Bolivia. With over five million acres of forest under management, Bolivia is the world’s leader in sustainable management of natural tropical forest. Within the Chiquitania Forest Reserve our Roble supplies come from our parent company’s estate of two million acres.
Because of the nature of tropical dry forest, the trees grow very slowly. Consequently, some of the world’s strongest and most durable woods come from the Chiquitania Forest including Roble which is incredibly strong and dense, with very high durability. It is a light coloured wood when new, until the sun gracefully transforms it to a mature, elegant silver patina.