Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression. Wood is sometimes defined as only the secondary xylem in the stems of trees, or it is defined more broadly to include the same type of tissue elsewhere such as in the roots of trees or shrubs. In a living tree it performs a support function, enabling woody plants to grow large or to stand up by themselves. It also conveys water and nutrients between the leaves, other growing tissues, and the roots. Wood may also refer to other plant materials with comparable properties, and to material engineered from wood, or wood chips or fiber.
The world's most expensive wood is found in Africa( Kenya). The African blackwood also know as Mpingo or mhingo , is one of the hardest and densest used in making durable furniture and other musical instruments. It's unfortunate that Africa earns little from this wood because it is mostly exported at raw value.
let our children know our heritage and also let them know that the world depends more on Africa much more than Africa depends on the world. In Africa we have it all but leadership.
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