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A strikingly beautiful chocolate-brown color, Jensen Ipé weathers with strength and elegance.

CIMAL/IMR foresters carefully manage the Ipé in their forest reserves according to the demanding criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council. Tree harvesting is planned to minimize impacts and preserve the forest's natural biological diversity.

Ipé is incredibly strong and dense, with very high wear durability. It resists splintering and checking, as well as rot, decay, insects, mold and even fire— naturally. Weather has little to no negative effect on Ipé. A handsome chocolate-brown when new, the sun gracefully transforms Ipé to a mature, elegant silver patina.

One fantastic example of the durability of these timbers are the Ipé posts and beams found in the original Jesuit missions in Chiquitania dating from the 18th century. After more than 200 years in service these structural members are still sound.

Other applications where the strength and durability of Ipé has been long recognized are in the deck boards of the historic Solferino Footbridge which crosses the Seine River in central Paris, in the famous boardwalk at Atlantic City, NJ, and in the wood slats in all of New York City park benches.
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