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The French Connection

Updated: Aug 5, 2022

Located in east-central France lies the historic region of Burgundy. Famous for its UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of the region's centuries-old history of viticulture and the remarkable diversity of its winegrowing terroir (land), as evident by the rolling plains of Pinot noir and Chardonnay vineyards, Burgundy is synonymous with history and elegance.

On top of this, the region is celebrated for an equally important –sustainable management of their beloved forests.

Here is where the longstanding partnership between Cheneoak and a local family sawmill began 10 years ago…

The history, beauty and charm of this incredible natural creation underscores everything we do. And since the majority of our clients only see the finished product of our French Oak floorboards, we wanted to share some little-known facts about our favourite tree...⁠ 🌳 Mature oak trees can grow up to 45m⁠ 🌳 Oak trees graced the earth over 65 million years ago!⁠ 🌳 There are over 600 species of oak⁠ 🌳 Oak trees can produce over 10 million acorns in their lifetime⁠ 🌳 Oak has been used for construction since ancient times for its hardiness, quality and strength. In fact, Vikings used oak to construct their ships!⁠

Have you got any oak-y projects you'd love to get off the ground? Let us know in the comments...⁠

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