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Tree injury prevention

I have received repeated questions from either visitors or village people on why plastic cover was used ? Following photos were taken on 12 July 2012 when the trees were 11-month old. For weed management, I don’t use herbicide to … Continue reading

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Indecisive situation

One proverb says “A woman can satisfy only to one man but can not satisfy every men”. Whatever you do, people will always find something new to say. If you venture into Gaharu business, this universal problem will hit you, … Continue reading

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Tigers freed after five days — they were safe

BANDA ACEH, INDONESIA (8 July 2013)—Rescuers on Monday reached five men trapped in trees by several Sumatran tigers for five days after the angry animals mauled a sixth man to death, police said. First Lt. Surya Purba said three tamers … Continue reading

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Gaharu hunters trapped by “Big cat”

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (8July 2013) – Rescuers are searching for five men reportedly trapped in trees by several Sumatran tigers after the angry animals mauled a sixth man to death, police said Monday. Local police chief Lt. Col. Dicky Sondani … Continue reading

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Agarwood nightmare

Vietnam, Million-dollar ky nam (agarwood) has enticed thousands of dreamers all over the country to try their luck in a jungle in the central region where they are being threatened by theft, rockslides, and deadly diseases or even involved in … Continue reading

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Wild trees ready for inoculation

Country   :    Indonesia Species      :    Malaccensis Diameter   :  >30cm Height       :  >30M top

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Main enemy of Gaharu — Human beings

It take years to grow a matured tree but people would have chopped it down within minutes. Today, poachers are well-entrenched within the forests for one very lucrative reason: gaharu  ….. where its deadly enemy is human beings. Syndicated gangs, … Continue reading

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Sinensis gaharu

Photos show the gaharu formation from Sinensis species, entire unit could be one of the decoration display in the office, hall or even at home. Photos courtesy by Mr. Tan top

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ICU inoculation — leafs fall

15 Jan 2013, artificial inoculation to the tree will stress the tree. Leafs started to fall in the first week, some say 30% in common. top

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ICU inoculation

07 Jan 2013, i had my first liquid inoculation on one of my 17-month old Sinensis tree. This inoculant was purchased from one of the booth in MAHA 2012. I drilled a 6mm hole, 2″ depth and 300ml inoculant was … Continue reading

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The Gaharu tree

Anyone who has not visited Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng should pay a visit, especially if you are one of the Gaharu fever. It is located in Kampung Sungai Itek, 31600 Teja, Perak, Malaysia, GPS location –N4.460934, E101.185942. Its well-managed Agarwood … Continue reading

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Sinensis fruiting

Aquilaria appears to flower and fruit sporadically at different times of the year and normally they will fruit when reaching 3 years old. In Taiwan, Aquilaria Sinensis usually bear fruits from March to June each year. Attached photo shows one … Continue reading

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Gaharu thieves, Mount Erskine, Penang

Gaharu thieves’ mini village was the perfect hideout 16 Nov 2012, GEORGE TOWN: A group of agarwood tree (gaharu) thieves set up four large camps deep inside a jungle near Mount Erskine to cleverly hide their location from view. Their … Continue reading

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Seminar Karas/Gaharu — 11 ~ 12 December 2012

Seminar Gaharu Kebangsaan Anjuran : MTIB Bertempat : Hotel Sunway Putra, KL Tarikh : 11~ 12 December 2012 Yuran : RM150 Rating : Value for money Borang penyertaan : http://www.mtib.gov.my/repository/ladanghutan/broshur%20seminar%20gaharu%20kebangsaan.pdf  top

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2nd bamboo stick inducement, Banting, Selangor.

2 trees were induced on 23/10/12, having BHD 5″ and 5.7″. They were Crassna tree, planted about 55 months ago in Banting, Selangor. Bamboo sticks were used since it is proven one of the method to produce end prodoct for … Continue reading

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