Known as king of timber belongs to the family Verbenaceae. Its scie ntific name is Tectona grandis. It grows as a huge tree and yields excellent quality wood. Therefore teak wood has higher demand in national as well as International markets. Articles made of teak wood have high durability/quality and hence with the increased consumption of teak in household and office interiors, teak has become an indispensable part of people's lives all over the world.
if genetically superior teak plants are grown on commercial scale, it is possible to earn good profits with low risk. When grown on fertile soils with irrigation and scientific management, each tree yields 10 to15 Cu. ft wood in about 14 years. The main stem grows to a height of 25-30 ft. and attains a girth of 35-45 inches. About 400 genetically superior teak plants can be grown in one acre, by adopting a spacing of 9ft. x 12 ft.