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The teak tree, Tectona grandis, is a large species native to the tropical monsoon forests of Southeastern Asia.

On sites with adequate soil and climate, the trunk is normally straight, long and cylindrical. Teak initially gains height quickly, passing 3 meters within the first year and reaching 5 to 8 meters in the second.

A hardy plant, teak is rarely attacked by ants or other insects and is highly resistant to blight and fire.

Teak can live for hundreds of years and reach impressive sizes, sometimes passing the 50-meter mark.