Black Locust Wood as Alternative to IPE

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Black Locust Wood as Alternative to IPE

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Everyone loves IPE, the beloved brazilian hardwood for it's modern look and it's durability. However, the hard truth is that this tree is causing incredible damage to the Brazilian and Peruvian rainforests. Bloomberg outlawed it's use for NYC Park benches, and the Highline Park came up with a viable alternative for its decking. Michael Van Vaulkenburgh, one of my favorite designers of all time, is a huge proponent and incorporates Black locust in many of his projects. Check out this article if you are interested in learning more:

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