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The History of Teak Plantations

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2016 under Teak furniture care

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Teak is one of the most sought after and well-loved garden furniture materials, not only for its beautiful, aesthetic appearance but also for its unmatched quality.
After the introduction of teak into Java, Indonesia, the first teak plantation was started in Sri Lanka in 1680. It gradually grew in popularity and eventually spread to India in the 1840’s where it continued to spread to a substantial level in 1865.

After becoming so popular in Asia, Teak’s charm and utility led it to spread outside of Asia and its first stop was Nigeria in 1902.
Then tropical America jumped on the bandwagon and the first teak plantation was established in Trinidad and Tobago in 1913, followed by Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica between the years 1927 and 1929.

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