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  • Ironwood (Chronanthus cavmanenis)

    This hard termite resistant wood was used as foundation posts for houses

  • Red Mangroves (Rhizophora Mangle)

    Red Mangrove acts as a coastal buffer against erosion and the bark was exported for the tanning industry

  • Spanish Elm (Cordia gerascanthus)

    This wood was used in general construction and for making Catboat masts

  • Wash Wood (Jacquinia keyensis)

    The leaves and bark from this tree were used to make foam for washing clothes

  • West Indian Cedar (Cedrela odorata)

    This rot resistant wood has many purposes including Catboat building