- 1st February 2010, 04:58 AM
Reading this conversation - a whole other level of agarwood planning...
And another - a plantation project in Malaysia connected with Blanchette.
So I guess they (U. of M.) are working outside of Vietnam as well. Interesting stuff about identification of the species being grown - looks like it requires DNA testing, and the agarwood species names given initially were not correct. Wonder how many people out there really have any idea of what species they are harvesting and selling!?
- 1st February 2010, 05:41 AM
Likewise buying 5 year old trees, and only dealing with the 2 year inoculation and harvest process. Interesting intersection of business plans, I guess - each can be in theory budgeted for and managed for profit? 7 years though... that can't be resulting in very good oil. I understand that investment in things that won't pay out for 20 - 30 years is not something that is appealing, but it is too bad. Maybe some with longer-term plans (not just quick turnover) plant large areas with rotating harvests - wonder if its possible to stay afloat by harvesting one patch of 7 year old trees while patch B is given another 5 years, and so on, building up to 60 year cycles (!) like the timber industry in the US? Maybe this reveals how little I know...