The distribution indicates the location(s) where the tree is commonly found; that is, where it naturally grows. This can be helpful to determine if a wood is imported, or if it’s domestic. A tree’s distribution can also be a good conversation piece for a project if the wood used comes from a foreign or distant land.

Also, additional source data will be included on a wood species if it is commonly grown on a plantation or is harvested from some other non-native area, such as Teak.