Rosewood is a hard wood that is highly prized because it can be carved into ornate items of furniture, but the appetite for the wood is so voracious that Siamese Rosewood is now becoming critically endangered.
The wood is traded on the black market and now the Siamese Rosewood tree is close to being totally eradicated. Not only that, those responsible for the smuggling are leaving a trail of death and environmental destruction in their wake.
Peter Hadfield goes in search of the tree.
He’s on the trail of the smugglers and discovers the measures being taken to try and safeguard the surviving trees.
Presenter: Peter Hadfield
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts.