The company claims the tree is a genetically engineered plant that combines the best qualities of balsa , bamboo, and aspen, but the USDA has never heard of such a Frankenwood.
The only trees that are in danger are the hardwoods, such as balsa and African Blackwood, as these take far longer to grow than trees used for paper production.
We hiked up Vermont Valley with a guide, Ellroy, to look for indigenous wild St. Vincent parrots, through thick rain forest of figs, palms, balsa and incongruous pine trees.
A relatively poor country, Equador exports bananas and balsa , a fact of interest to Matthew.
Other wood boards sold for in excess of $10,000 a piece, including a 1950s balsa paddleboard and a redwood plank from the 1930s.
We've all seen sketches and clay models of new cars, or balsa wood models of skyscrapers: these aren't made for fun.
Here at the launch site they were just a few dozen engineers and laborers in the deep wilderness, every blessed thing brought in piece by piece on balsa wood rafts.
Iconic monster Godzilla has smashed up his last balsa wood model of Tokyo after the Japanese studio behind the films decided to end the long-running franchise.
It turns out that the ‘smoking gun’ the warbloggers have been braying about for the past week is made of balsa wood and duct tape, and powered by lawnmower engines.
The model with its precarious bits of balsa wood just as it was, glued down, was kept for more than a year.