US guitar maker Gibson is facing a criminal probe over claims it broke environmental laws while importing wood.
Alternative Materials For Handicrafts & Furniture Industry Sought, Amid Depleting Resources
The Philippine forests were once among the richest in the world, in terms of density and diversity of tree species, decades back.
Philippine Trees, Good Sources For Stringed Musical Instruments
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.