Balsa wood (Ochroma Lagopus & Ochroma Pyramidale) is the world’s lightest commercial timber. It has been commercially logged since the 1900’s and sourced for its exceptional qualities in strength to weight ratio, its outstanding buoyancy properties and its thermal and acoustic standards.
Balsacentral produces all of it’s Balsa Wood products exclusively from Auszac Eco Balsa in Adelaide South Australia.
Auszac EcoBalsa sources its balsa from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia where it has been successfully grown in plantations only no forest sourced trees are used. These areas support the rapid growth rate of the balsa wood tree with its constant warm temperatures, rich soils and high rainfall without a noticeable dry season. With these perfect conditions to grow the wood, PNG and Indonesian plantations have been yielding the best quality balsa wood consistently each year, which is why it is in such high demand worldwide.