Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In a recent report, ITTO has published about the increasing Mahogany plantations in Brazil. In fact, the interest in mahogany (Khaya senegalensis, dry zone mahogany) plantations is growing in Brazil. This dry zone mahogany is a medium sized tree which grows relatively fast. This species has shown to adapt well to various edaphic and climatic conditions in Brazil.
The Brazilian Institute of Forests (IBF) is encouraging plantation development through provision of material for the production of seedlings and is also providing technical support. IBF says the trees can be harvested after 15 years after planting and that the return on investment is potentially high.