A Handbook of Lesser Known Timbers

book This is a newly released handbook which may serve as an essential source of ready reference not only in timber trade/user sectors but also among the wood technologists in India and overseas.

Teak Planner



Teak Planner functionally is a growth simulator for teak plantations. Its scope of application is the range of growing conditions that is available in Kerala. This programme can be used to identify optimum thinning schedule and rotation age for even-aged teak stands under a range of site quality and management levels.

Quality Timber Products of Teak from Sustainable Forest Management

bookWith the financial support of International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), hosted an International Conference on Quality Timber Products of Teak from Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Peechi, Kerala, India, during 2-5 December 2003. The proceedings of the conference presents some of the best available scientific information on teak silviculture and utilization and proposing strategies for promoting quality teak products in the global market. The proceedings consists of 68 oral and 31 poster papers presented during the conference.

An annotated bibliography on teak (Tectona grandis L.F.). 2003. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi. 549p.

thunbAn effort is made to compile the details of all publications on teak in the form of a bibliography. A total of 4781 references have been compiled in this bibliography. The references included date back to year 1856 to the present. This bibliography being brought out after a gap of 30 years, the last one being by Mathur (1973) and Krishna Murthy (1974), will fill a long felt gap in access to information on teak and will be useful to researchers, forest officials and all those who are interested in teak wood. This bibliography can be used in several ways.

FORSPA, Bangkok. 2000. Site, technology and productivity of teak plantations.

thumpFORSPA, Bangkok. 2000. Site, technology and productivity of teak plantations. Proceedings of international Seminar, Chiang Mai, Thailand.26-29 January 1999: 273p. T. Enters; C.T.S. Nair, Eds. FORSPA, Bangkok

Proceedings of the Second Regional Seminar on “Teak for the Future”

thumpProceedings of the Second Regional Seminar on “Teak for the Future”


TEAKNET Publication: No. 1

29 May - 3 June 1995, Yangon, Myanmar



Teak Information Bulletin (English). 1995. Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi: 8p.

thumpThis booklet describes various aspects of teak cultivation in plantations or in home gardens. Various aspects such as seed, nursery practices, weeding, thinning, pests and diseases, weed properties, yield, utilization, etc, have been dealt with. This booklet is highly useful for foresters, farmers and general public who are interested in teak cultivation.



FORSPA, Bangkok. 1993. Teak in Asia


Teak in Asia: Proceedings of the China/ ESCAPE/FAO Regional seminar on research and development of teak, Guangzhou, China, 19- 27 March 1991. H. Wood, Ed. FORSPA Publication, Bangkok; 126p

Fourteen papers covering various aspects of silviculture research on teak in various Asian countries such as Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and genetic improvement works, planting techniques, storage techniques and growth pattern are included

The Teak Defoliator (CD ROM).


Teak defoliator is the most important pest of teak in Kerala, This 20 minute CD-ROM Video depicts the life history of the teak defoliator, the larva in action, the destruction it causes to the teak canopy. Further, it looks into the prospects of controlling the pest.            

Teak: Proceedings of the International Teak Symposium, 2-4 December 1991, Thiruvanthapuram


Proceedings of the International Teak Symposium, 2-4 December 1991, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. 274p. Kerala Forest Department, Thiruvananthapuram and Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi.



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TEAKNET brings out a quarterly electronic newsletter (TEAKNET Bulletin) through its website. It is intended for circulation among the members of TEAKNET and other stakeholders around the globe. The Bulletin welcomes short articles, research results of non-technical nature etc. from researchers, teak growers and traders for inclusion as news items. To subscribe the online TEAKNET Newsletter, enter your email below.

IUFRO All Division 5 Conference 2017-Vancouver, British Columbia



Registration opens !!


Important Upcoming Dates


  • Early bird registration extended upto April 15
  • Scientist Assistance Program – apply by March 15
  • SWST Student Poster Competition – apply by March 15
  • Regular registration rates: April 1 – May 10


The 2017 IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future conference will be held in Vancouver, BC from June 12th to 16th at the Pinnacle Hotel (downtown Vancouver). The Conference is jointly organized by IUFRO Division 5 and the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, FP Innovations, and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (60th International Convention). Learn more about this conference.


TEAKNET is joining hands with Teakwood Working Party of IUFRO (Division 5.06.02) to organize a Technical Session on “Teak Resources for a Sustainable Future” during the Conference.

For more details visit: Conference Website

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We are updating our TEAKNET Directory of Traders, Planters, Government Officials and Researchers in order to effectively link all the stakeholders across the globe and share information and events related to teak.


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