The trees were generally more than 500 years old, some were buried under ground or in river beds for hundreds of years due to geological changes on the earth during ancient time. When the tree trunks were unearthed, the wood appeared to be in excellent condition due to its hardy nature. This wood is made into furniture that is high sought after by collectors due to its scarcity.
|A log being unearthed|
|A box made of this wood|
There is a collector in China who owns quite a lot of furniture and other artefacts made of this golden wood. He even has a large building to house his collection of furniture.
|A chess board made of the golden wood|
|A table being transported for exhibition|