Plantations International, through its local Indonesian subsidiary PT Gaharu Kapita Indonesia, has just opened its brand-new Agarwood visitors centre on its state-of-the-art agarwood plantation Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The visitor centre will act as the starting point for plantation inspection visits for Plantations International clients visiting from Singapore, Australia as well as all parts of Indonesia. When not being used by clients, the visitors centre will act as an educational facility for local farmers who desire to learn the latest Agarwood planting and cultivation techniques.
Agarwood — or Gaharu, as it is known in many Asian countries — is a resinous heartwood that occurs in trees belonging to the genus Aquilaria tree. Aquilaria is a fast-growing, archaic subtropical forest tree, with a population range stretching from South Asia’s Himalayan foothills, throughout Southeast Asia, and into the rainforests of Papua New Guinea. It grows at elevations from a few meters above sea level to about 1,000 meters, with approximately 500 meters being most ideal.
The Aquilaria tree can grow on a wide range of soils, including poor sandy soil. Seedlings require a great deal of shade and water but will grow rapidly, producing flowers and seeds as early as four years old. At least fifteen species of Aquilaria are known to produce the much sought-after agarwood.
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