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Gaharu: Indonesia's endangered fragrant wood

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    The Jakarta Post

Bogor | Tue, February 2 2010 | 12:40 pm
Gaharu: Indonesia's endangered fragrant wood

PREMIUM Natural products: Natural Gaharu wood, now difficult to find in forests, is cut up and kept in jars. JP/Theresia SufaIndonesia is known as one of the world's producers of gaharu, also called agarwood or just agar, the resinous heartwood from Aquilaria trees, of which 26 species can be found in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua. The existence of these trees, howe...