46) Timber species have become a valuable commodity as well, with hardwoods such as Pyinkado
and Padauk fetching high prices and forty-five different species of wood exploitable for sale in local markets.
The ranges come in a choice of species including Oak, Teak, Rosewood and Pyinkado
, and are also offered in a choice of widths and lengths and as either unfinished or pre-finished, oiled or lacquered and with a smooth or scraped surface.
The eastern slopes support a taller mixed deciduous forest of teak (Tectona grandis), pyinkado
(Xylia dolabriformis), and black catechu (Acacia catechu), with a variable understory of bamboos.
Padauk and pyinkado
trees rise out of the jungle and disappear into the fog more than 100 feet above the ground.