The Solomon Sal tree, native to the Asian subcontinent, is moderate to the 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 the attack of fungus, insects and white ants
- Wooden beams
- Structural usage.