Lenga comes from the Southern Andes, Chile and Argentina. It is similar in many respects to American Cherry, it is easily worked and finished, albeit slightly lighter in colour.
Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common uses: Veneer, boxes, furniture, interior trim, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: A cost-effective substitute for Cherry, it could be stained to get the deeper hue of Cherry, but stands on its own as a light coloured timber which is easy to work with. Good for furniture, and would make nice panelling.