The Sal tree, native to the Asian subcontinent, is a moderate to slow growing tree, which can attain a height of 30-35 meter and a trunk diameter of up to 2 – 2.5 m. Sal is one of the most important sources of hardwood timber in Asia, with hard, coarse-grained wood that is light pinkish or yellowish in colour. The wood is resinous and durable, and is sought-after for construction. It is mainly used to provide support and strength and not for furnishing.
- Moderately expensive
- Resistant to attack of fungus, insects and white ants
- Wooden beams
- Window frames