ARBIO’s land concession has a total of 300 censed trees belonging to 78 different species.
Of these, there are four which are the most threatened: Shihuahuaco, Quinilla, Manchinga and Catahua.
The SHIHUAHUACO is the most threatened of all due to the high demand for its wood for parquet floors. The main markets are China, USA, Mexico and Lima. In ARBIO’s study of the shihuahuaco’s life cycle, it has found that the industry is cutting down trees that are between 300 and 1500 years old. To reach the minimum diameter from cutting this tree takes more than 300 years, and in the ARBIO forest, 15% of the shihuahuacos are more than 1,000 years old.