Sending/buying wood from Tunisina (N. Africa)

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Hey guys,

I recently met a guy on facebook from Tunisina which is a small country on the Mediterranean sea in north Africa. he is pretty fluent in English and is willing to trade wood. Is there any known species that we can't send there or they can't send here. He has oodles of olive wood from his region of the world. Are there any other goodies i should ask him about from the neck of the woods?
 

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The only wood I know from there with endangered species warning is thuya wood or citron wood. I don't think it looks very good. Kinda bland. I think the root burl is in demand which probably why it is endangered.
 
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Ask him if he has any WWII era German uniform insignia or memorabilia. :sarcastic: The deserts are littered with artifacts.

I'm not familiar with the wood species there though.
 

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I will the next time I talk with him. He is 7 or 8 hours ahead of us in time. We started chatting this afternoon and he kinda trailed off on me as the afternoon wore on. He was actually the 2nd foreigner that wanted to do business with me today. A guy in Indonesia wanted to try and sell me a bf of rosewood for $620 bucks. When I told him Indian rosewood grows in FL and I could get it for less than 1/10th that price he backed off.
 

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Thuya definitely either burl or non burl (still red just not figured). Olivewood obviously but also Carob. There's Holly Oak and Holm Oak but which is abundant all over the Mediterranean used for making casks but I don't know if its any better than our oak.
 

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Thuya definitely either burl or non burl (still red just not figured). Olivewood obviously but also Carob. There's Holly Oak and Holm Oak but which is abundant all over the Mediterranean used for making casks but I don't know if its any better than our oak.
I use holm oak for firewood sometimes and its three times stronger than normal English oak. Not much of a figure, just plain oak.
 

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the guy I met in Tunisia said he could get it for me. I asked about thuya in general not just the burl. I haven't spoken to him since last week I should drop him a line and see what i can work out with him.
 

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Alan Beat me to it. The Mediterranean biome that Thuya grows in stretches all along the northern parts of Africa. Morocco is only separated from Tunisia y Algiers. It might not be plentiful but it's there.

 
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