The "Tree of Life"
ENiTo introduced coconut palm wood as a great alternative to the depleting exotic hardwoods for its sustainability and durability. ENiTo coconut palm wood is harvested from cultivated plantation-grown retired palm trees.
Through recycling the plantation grown, retired trees, ENiTo is able to do its part to preserve the earth by reducing wastage and ensuring source renewal. As of today, ENiTo is the only wood manufacturing company that concentrate solely on the production of coconut palm timber while offering a diverse collection.
Coconut palm trees have been around for generations. It is considered as one of the most important crops in the tropics where they are abundantly grown. Because of its various uses such as food and shelter, coconut palm tree is often referred to as the “Tree of Life”. Practically all parts of the coconut palm tree can be used commercially or industrially. However, it is not very well known that the coconut stem is equally useful as its fruits and leaves. Though the villagers has been using coconut timber to build their houses and to create other woodworks, utilization of coconut palm wood on a commercial scale was only recognized in the last decade or so.
Coconut palm trees rejuvenate quickly within 5 to 6 years for the production of fruits which makes it a sustainable resource. The density of coconut palm wood increases as the tree matures. As it reach maturity around 60 to 80 years of age, coconut palm trees will no longer bear fruits. The senile coconut palm trees will eventually die and get infested by insects so it has to be felled or burned down to plant new crops.
Converting coconut palm wood in to a commercial product is the most effective way of disposing felled trunks. Not only it will prevent the extinction of exotic hardwoods but will also generate employment and provide extra source of income for farmers by selling the stem. As per statistics, senile coconut palm trees from Asia-Pacific region can produce about 111.4 million cubic meters of sawn coconut palm wood. Such volume would be enough to build 7.4 million housing units.