(Enterolobium cyclocarpum) Reddish-brown, lightweight (density 0.34–0.6 g/cm³) and water-resistant. Typically used to make items such as doors, windows, furniture, cabinets, and for shipbuilding. Guanacaste trees are found in Mexico and Central America and are especially abundant in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica (also their national tree). Grows easily from seed and is one of the largest, shadiest and longest lasting trees reaching heights of up to 40 meters (approx. 131 ft.) with a trunk measuring more than 3.5 meters (approx. 11 ft.) in diameter.
Other common names: Elephant Ear Tree, Monkey Ear, Ear Pod Tree, Parota and Orejon (Spanish) and Conacaste (El Salvador).
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.
Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.