Purpose of planting “Gaharu”

The objective of planting Aquilaria is the production of quality resinous wood from young plantation-grown trees.Image

If no such wood is found within the tree…

….it has very little economic value.

A healthy aquilaria tree without oleoresin is a mere Sg=0.38.
(Water is having Sg=1, Rubberwood Sg=0.56~0.64 ,  Teak Sg=0.63~0.72 )
Anything having Sg<1 will float when put into the water. Wood without oleoresin is not even valuable to be used as firewood.

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