Trembesi wood is a hardwood species and includes commercial timber species. If grouped according to level of durability to attack by insects and fungi,trembesi wood classified as the type of wood with the durability of the fourth grade level. Meanwhile, if grouped according to level of resistance to external mechanical forces such as carrying capacity, attractiveness and resistance, this wood is classified into the type of wood with a strong level of class III.
The Weakness of trembesi wood (suar wood) is easy breakable and easily bent so that the trembesi wood is not suitable when used as raw material for the manufacture of wooden doors. If forced, door products produced will be easily bent. Although trembesi wood is easy breakable and curved, but the trembesi wood has a unique texture that is a lot of processed into high value wooden products.
In the wood processing industry, trembesi wood used as raw materials in the manufacture of various products from wood that has a high value. Trembesi wood suitable for use as feedstock in the manufacture of furniture, veneer, plywood, wood windows, wood floors, statues, carvings and various crafts from wood. Besides suitable for use as feedstock in the manufacture of various products from wood, trembesi wood are also widely used as building timber.
Trembesi are plant species that originate from several tropical American countries like Mexico, Peru and Brazil. But in its development, this tree is now widely spread in many tropical areas like Indonesia, India, Malaysia and others.
Trembesi tree (Samanea saman Merr) has the ability to absorb Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is better than other tree species. The trembesi tree, able to absorb as much as 28.5 tons of CO2 per year. It is an advantage of trembesi tree. And because of these advantages, many trembesi trees planted in order to reduce the impact of global warming.