Piquiá wood is a type of hardwood that comes from the Piquiá tree (Caryocar villosum), which is found in the Amazon rainforest and other parts of South America. The wood is known for its durability, resistance to decay, and beautiful reddish-brown color. It is commonly used for furniture, flooring, and decorative items.
However, the Piquiá tree is currently facing a threat of overexploitation due to its high commercial value. Unsustainable logging practices, combined with deforestation and habitat loss, are putting the tree at risk of extinction in some areas.
As a result, it is important to ensure that Piquiá wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests and that conservation efforts are in place to protect the species and its ecosystem.