US guitar maker Gibson is facing a criminal probe over claims it broke environmental laws while importing wood.
The Philippine forests were once among the richest in the world, in terms of density and diversity of tree species, decades back.
Promoting or maintaining the vigorous growth of trees is one way to prevent infestations of the varicose borer, a major pest of the eucalyptus variety known as bagras.
The fast dwindling forest resources around our midst and high demand for wood in the market makes tree farming a lucrative livelihood for farmers to venture with.
The production of tannin have decreased tremendously due to the careless harvesting of mangrove tanbarks.
Bagalunga is popular in Eastern Visayas particularly in Leyte where it is used as construction materials and other wood products.
There are about twenty Philippine trees’ species suitable as raw materials for the production of stringed musical instruments. According to the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), a good number of Philippine wood species have been tested and found potentially and highly suitable for the manufacture of stringed instruments.