Geo Parkes & Sons (Pty) Ltd sells lumber harvested from our private indigenous forests and pine plantations directly to traders, sawmills, contractors and furniture manufacturers.
Our aim is to supply responsibly managed South African timbers directly to the trade, while conserving our indigenous forests for future generations.
We trade in South African hardwoods and certain exotic species, planted in our natural forests many years ago to supplement the supply of overharvested indigenous hardwoods. Stinkwood, Yellowwood, White Pear, Hard Pear, Candlewood, Ironwood, Witels, Cape Holly, Kalander and Boekenhout – each variety has its own, unique character and grain patterns. And it is this unique beauty that has made legendary Knysna hardwood furniture famous the world over. Please contact us for further details on the full range of wood we have for sale.
All Geo Parkes & Sons timber is responsibly grown and harvested in and around the Knysna forest. As one of only a few private owners of natural South African forests, we are proud custodians of one of South Africa’s most unique and precious resources – the wood found in the Knysna forests.
At the heart of the South African indigenous timber industry for over 130 years, Geo Parkes & Sons is still managed by the descendants of George Parkes, the English entrepreneur who established the company in 1892. And, while many things may have changed since those early days, the essence of our business – run with passion, commitment and an intricate relationship with and respect for the unique, indigenous hardwoods of the Knysna forest, has not changed.