Ulin Tree, Iron Tree with Distinctive Aroma
Ulin tree is a type of large tree which is often called the Iron Tree or Bulian which is a typical plant from Kalimantan.
The Ulin tree is a type of large tree often called the Iron Tree or Bulian, a typical plant from Kalimantan. This tree is known to produce very strong wood, so it is widely used for the construction of buildings, bridges, houses, electricity poles, and shipping. The Ulin tree is a type of tree from wet tropical forests that grows naturally in the southern part of Sumatra and Kalimantan.
Ulin tree, scientific name Eusideroxylon wager, has a height that can reach 50m with a diameter of up to 120cm. This plant can grow in the lowlands to 400 meters above sea level. However, the population is declining because this ironwood tree is quite difficult to breed.
Then, what are the interesting facts about the ironwood tree that we know as the strongest tree in Indonesia? So, consider some facts about this typical Indonesian wood instead of being curious.
Ulin Tree Facts
1. Can grow big and tall
This type of plant, called ironwood, can grow very tall and big.
But unfortunately, because of its tall and large size, we need to preserve the ironwood tree because it is quite difficult to breed.
2. Resistant to changes in temperature and humidity
Apart from being quite fantastic in size, the wood from the Iron Tree has good resistance to changes in temperature and humidity. No wonder it is called the "Iron Tree."
In addition, ironwood is also not easily weathered and anti-termite, so it is very suitable to be used as furniture material. However, because it is difficult to obtain, the price of ironwood furniture is relatively high.
3. It has a hard and rough texture.
Apart from being resistant to temperature changes, this Iron Tree has also proven sturdy. This ironwood tree has a rough and very hard wood texture, so many people use this wood as a foundation material for houses.
You need to use a saw and nail it to cut this wood. This makes it quite difficult for construction workers to use ironwood. In addition, cutting ironwood also takes a very long time because of its hardness.
4. It has a very distinctive woody scent.
Each type of wood has its distinctive aroma, likewise with this ironwood tree, whose aroma can give us peace when we inhale it.
The aroma of Ulin tree wood is an added value when used as building and furniture materials. This is also what makes people willing to spend more to have furniture made of ironwood. That's why we have to maintain the sustainability of this ironwood tree.
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