WANTED: Syringa planks in bulk

I am interested in obtaining Syringa planks in bulk. Would you be able to supply planks in bulk or alternatively provide me with names of some suppliers? Syringa is great wood but alas supplies in Gauteng are scarce. Your help would be greatly appeciated.



6 Responses to WANTED: Syringa planks in bulk

  1. mol-d September 11, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Hi Graham,

    I am interested to know what you might do with the planks? There are an abundance of syringas in Durban, in fact, they are a real nuisance! My brother and I have been trying to eradicate them from our parents’ garden.

    But discussions on what to do with them, including making furniture etc. led to a dead end:


    Won’t the wood warp?

  2. Dave September 11, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Melia azederach or Syringa, is a category 3 invader which out competes native plants in the forest and savannah. Aren’t people trying to get rid of these in SA? See link below for more info.


  3. Dave September 11, 2012 at 11:54 am #


    there’s also this…which sprig commented on.

  4. Dave September 11, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    sorry misread, thought you wanted plants … Feeling particularly dislexic today…

  5. mol-d September 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    don’t worry dave, it is early in the week.. 😀

  6. Pi September 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Please by all means come and get them in Durban, roots and all, and you might get a conservation award too

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