Planting method

In plantation forestry, it is essential to carefully assess the ecological conditions at the planting and to assess whether a potential species will survive and grow. Aquilaria spp. is not demanding regarding soil and climatic conditions, occurring naturally in all ecological zones and on a variety of soils (avoid clay soil). However, many planting have died back after 3 ~4 years of establishment, seemingly due to stagnant water. Planting on sloping lands is therefore recommended.

To reduce the mortality rate, seedlings are ready to transplanting into ground when achieving 60~90cm height. Older seedlings might not be good due to root coiling in the confined polybag if polybag is not big enough. Don’t buy seedlings …

  • with small polybag
  • older seedling 120cm and above

There are various ways to plant Gaharu seedlings, i have recommended below-guided method if time and labor are not your concern. Happy planting…

1. Planting hole preparation 40cm x 40cm x40cm. Leave for 2 ~ 3 weeks, with rain and sunshine repeatedly, the soil is oxygenated, very helpful for root growth.
2. Add 150~175ml CIRP. If the soil is hard, add 10~15% coco peat to loosen the soil mixture. Coco peat can absorb large volumes of water. Generally Coco peat can absorb water about half of its volume and 5 to 6 times its weight. Coco peat has great oxygenation properties. Other source of phosphorus can be obtained from TSP and DAP, but to be used with caution due to its causticity, having solution pH 1~3 and 7.5~8 respectively. Over dosage may damage the seedling. Advantage of TSP and DAP are both highly soluble and thus dissolves quickly in soil to release plant-available phosphate.
3. Add 15% cow dung (牛粪) as organic fertilizer, and 20grams of Funadan to minimise insect attack.
4. Mixing the mixture to small particle possible.
5. Refill the planting hole to appropriate level. Cover the seedling not more than 2” above planting surface. Deep planting will rot the stem in long run.

6.Remove polybag and place seedling into the planting hole.

7. Cover the seedling and chamfer the cimcumference to improve water catchment.

8. Chamfer the circumference of planting hole to improve water catchment.

9. Done. This method very tedious, time consuming, i would say the surviving rate is 99%.

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64 Responses to Planting method

  1. Sree says:

    Mr. Tee, some CIRP is in powder form, so how many grams per hole will be necessary for a 3′ plant based on your experience? Many thanx in advance…….

  2. Kavi says:

    Thanks for all these information, very informative website. I would like to know whether there’s a possibility of planting these trees in a dry zone where the temperature is 33°C and Humidity is 70%. If so, I would like to know the proper steps should be taken for the survival of trees. Very much looking forward to hear from you.

  3. Kavi says:

    Thanks for all these information, very informative website. I would like to know whether there’s a possibility of planting these trees in a dry zone where the temperature is 33°C and Humidity is 70%. If so, I would like to know the proper steps should be taken for the survival of trees. Very much looking forward to hear from you.

  4. Yuva says:

    Good tutor but i dont know where to get seedling

  5. Sikkander minna noordin says:

    Hi sir, I am interested to growing agarwood plantations so pls guide ,how to do, tq

  6. Muniandy Narasiman says:

    Can Gaharu be planted in between one year old oil palm trees on hill slopes (15-20 degrees)

  7. We live in the high desert (5000 feet) on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the state of Nevada, USA. I am wondering if anyone is growing Agarwood in the U.S.
    And if so, and if you think my climate is suitable, where would I find seedlings. Thank You

  8. brufycd says:

    Hi,

    May I know where are you located?

    I am from Brunei and looking forward to start an Gaharu plantation.

    Do you think Brunei is suitable for this plantation?

    I read about problem of too much water would kill it, is it true?

    Thank you.

  9. tarik dualeh says:

    Hi
    I wanted to grow one for my family house in northern Somalia. Sandy soil and always about 30 degrees I know you said it is not demanding. Just wanted to know how long would it take to actually have the resin and and how can i obtain a seed

    thank you

  10. mesake masi says:

    where can i buy seeds from?

  11. Mian Azeem says:

    Dear sir,

    I am from Pakistan Punjab district. would you please update me about agarwood that my Punjab is suitable for the cultivation of this agarwood. we have 4 kinds of weather.

    Thanks.

    • tshinkou says:

      cold weather is not favorable to agarwood planting, basically not recommended to do so..

      • War War Myint says:

        Hi
        I’m from Myanmar, near Yangon City.
        between 30°c – 40°c n we have
        3 seasons. Now, I would like to know that do you think it is suitable for grow Gaharu plantation.
        I have 5 acres of the slope land.
        If so,
        How many seedling can be
        plant /acres?
        When it can be produce agaroil from the tree’ life?
        How much it can be cost/a tree from seedling to ready?
        How can u help me about gaharu plantation?
        Where can i get the knowledge very closely from?

      • tshinkou says:

        Hi… try to get advices from someone within your vicinity, it is beyond my capability to advise you oversea. Because i am not familiar with your climate.

  12. Md. Maruf Hasan says:

    Hello,

    I am from Northern Region of Bangladesh. Could you please let me know whether Agarwood Plant can grow here?

    Thanks,
    Maruf

    • tshinkou says:

      Yes…. Many trees available in Assam,India.Geographically should be ok.

  13. Maruf says:

    Thanks for your reply. Please note that where I am planning ng for the plantation is not Hilly area. Will it be okay?

  14. Tariq says:

    This is very informative website. i belong to Punjab Pakistan. i want to grow Agar wood Tree in my land. Please advise me ? is it possible to grow it in my area. i shall be thankful .

  15. Lucky says:

    Hai. What is the recommended distance between rows and plants
    Thank you in advance
    Lucky from Sri Lanka

  16. Ernest yevu says:

    I leave in Africa I will be interested in gaharu plantation, how can I get the seeds

  17. Shivom says:

    Why Govt. is not encouraging such valuable product in Assam, India.There are enough hilly land

  18. Sachin Chandrakant Jagtap says:

    Hi
    This Sachin from India. Can I grow agarwood tree in here .any climate is suitable for this plant or any specific climate plz let me know .plz revert

    Thanks
    Regards
    Sachin

  19. Ranvir singh says:

    Please detail about agar tree plantations
    Iam interested in your plantation scheme

  20. Abasaheb Deshmukh says:

    Can I do Agarwood Plantation in Maharastra ?

  21. santosh giri says:

    Sir can its grow in maharstra dist.in marthwada region and some one allredy cultivated pls give address

  22. manvendra says:

    Is the tree suitable for land which is covered with river water for 4-5 months?

  23. Siraj says:

    Hi
    I am interested in agarwood cultivat my farmland..please send details rates nd how much Vareity in agarwood..

  24. KALUNGI Paul says:

    I am in Africa (Uganda) which lies in tropical climat ,can aquailia crassna growing be done?

  25. Manny Cuizon says:

    Good day,
    Kindly email me more info regarding planting agarwood trees.
    Thanks and more power

  26. U Tin Htut says:

    Thank u for giving knowledges.

  27. A. Noor. says:

    Kindly guide me about the techniques, Material & Methods for Protection of Agarwood Nursery Plants kept in Shade Net which are drying due to Hot summer season. I will be highly thankful for this kind help

  28. Justin Walker says:

    Let me first say I love this site.. my question is can I grow Agarwood in California?

  29. valentino varela says:

    Hi I am Valentino from Timor-Leste formerly known as East Timor. Would it be possible to grow agar plantation in Timor-Leste? If so where could I obtain the seeds from?

    Regards

  30. Brandon Chow says:

    Hi i am from TRINIDAD in the WEST INDIES . Would it be possible to grow Aardwood here. thanks

  31. Dear sir, Bula ” hi I am iowane Mainanukuloa from Fiji island . here in Fiji you can plant almost any species of tree you want to plant .
    Very fare tropical climate .
    First I want to thank you for this great information and your site .
    I only have 3 question very important to me .

    (1) what species of Aquilaria trees is the best species that can produce , fast and quality Agarwood. ,?.

    (2) Can I plant Aquilaria trees for the purpose of medium and long term Host plant to Sandalwood ?.
    (3)if can please advise , what is the best and proper distance between 1 sandalwood tree to another S/wood tree that can give enough space to both Agarwood and a sandalwood tree ?. Say sandalwood will goes only up to 16 years when good to harvest
    And Agarwood will be ready maybe from 6 to 10 and above years.
    Waiting your earliest reply

    Thank you

    • tshinkou says:

      1. No fast and good quality ….. that is fancy story in the net. Good quality ones is from natural forest which is going to extinct very soon, the plantation agarwood came in later in order to be sustainable, however human is looking for fast harvest and good quality…. as of now…. plantation agarwood can not compare with natural wood.

      2.No idea about sandalwood …..

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