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Atlanta, Georgia USA
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GA (in-state) 770-801-1441
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Toll Free: 1-877-909-8575
GA (in-state): 770-801-1441

“IPE, Pronounced ee-pay is an impressive looking tree that grows in Brazil as well as throughout Central and South America and some of the Lesser Antilles.

“IPE (aka. Ironwood) is one of many commercial names used for the the imposing Lapacho group of trees from the various species of Tabebuia.The trees generally grow from 140 to 150 feet, but some can reach heights of 200 feet. Some other common names for the trees from this group include Bethbara and Lapacho, and a host of names used in the countries where the trees grow.

“IPE'S strong, tough resilient properties make it an excellent material and increasingly popular choice for commercial/residential decking and outdoor furniture. It is prized for its stability, durability, strength and natural resistance to decay, wet conditions, and infestation by termites and borers. It is available in long lengths and relatively easy to season. Ipe has a Class A fire rating, the same rating given to concrete and steel.”