Growing mahogany trees is easy due to their natural growth and climate-adaptive nature. Yes, it is a tree that easily grows in almost any kind of soil and temperature.
Farmers are growing this long timber in the Phillipines on a large scale and one can easily visit mahogany farms in the Phillipines.
How to become rich from agriculture
Can I ask a question to you? Can you become rich as a farmer? Oh! it’s not that difficult but the answer might become difficult depending on the way of thinking of a particular person. First of all, there is no shortcut to becoming rich as a farmer or in any profession. Patience and steady work throughout the years is only the way to become rich as a farmer or as an entrepreneur. Surely you heard earlier also that consistency is the key to becoming successful in any profession and it is also very important in the agriculture field.
If a farmer is ready to keep patience and give his precious 8 to 10 years to specific crop cultivation then the next and most important question arises in the mind of the farmer. Which cultivation should we select for such a long period to get good benefits? The answer is not that easy because of various availability in the market and more than one option disturbing the mind. We suggest you choose tree farming to get ultimate and over-the-head benefits with time.
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Before picking trees there is a disclaimer for you to select 2 to 3 specific trees for cultivation in case in future if the demand does not increase up to the mark due to future circumstances. The byproduct of your crop may be relevant to the situation at that time so be wise and always keep a couple of options with you if you are investing for the long term.
Let’s understand this with an example. First, you need to answer this, have you ever invested in the share market? If yes then you can easily understand what I’m going to say if not, no worries I will explain it to you.
Successful investors always have a portfolio of more than 3 to 5 company shares. So that the profit and loss can be managed if the demand goes high or low. These investors always invest for a long time, between 5, 7 and 15 years. Believe it or not, people having portfolios for the long run are always in profit, the same thing you need to adapt in the agriculture sector as well. Hope we made our point clear. Now we can suggest a couple of trees that can give you huge benefits in the long run.
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IS mahogany farming profitable?
The first one is surely a mahogany tree because of its uses and more importantly, its growing capability in any temperature, soil, and climate conditions. It is an easy-growing tree that does not demand much water and needs less care after a couple of years. However, in the initial days, you have to take some care of it, as a child needs more care from parents in the growing years.
The good thing is that you need to pay good attention for 1 to 1.8 years only. My village is in hilly areas and we have a good amount of agricultural land over there in which our relatives used to grow paddy and wheat as other farmers. For a long time, I was in search of a crop or tree that does not need more attention and can produce a good profit with less care and less water.
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Now I have suggested to my relatives to start the cultivation of mahogany at our farms and also start planting mahogany at least at the boundaries of your farms. The selling price of mahogany trees in India is approximately Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 depending on the cubic or ghan feet of the tree. This is the price of a 10-year-old Mahogany tree.
Yes, you have to wait for at least 10 years to get this approximate figure. You might be thinking of harvesting the tree after 5 to 6 years but this will reduce your benefit because the tree is able to produce a good cubic foot after 8 years and if the real production of girth will start after 8 years how can you get a good amount for the same in just 5 years.
Remember selling a mahogany tree for its weight is wasting your money because this is a tonewood widely used for making musical instruments like veena and guitars including guitar necks. ‘Rot Resistance’ capacity makes mahogany wood more peculiar; it is used for making ship parts, decks etc.
Apart from mahogany trees, you can select Agar tree cultivation. You can also select one of the most expensive trees in the world; the Sandalwood tree in your tree portfolio if you can invest good money. Because sandalwood needs host plants to survive therefore double care and double investment are required in this expensive cultivation but this is also able to return unexpected returns.
You can read an informative blog post on sandalwood cultivation by clicking the above-given link. In order to make things simpler for you, we have prepared a well-researched and comprehensive eBook that contains 5 cultivations including Mahogany + Sandalwood + Agarwood + Bamboo cultivation + Organic farming.
You can purchase this automatic updating 5 in 1 eBook from the top menu bar ebook option. Bamboo cultivation can change the game and you can use this cultivation as a gate or boundary of your farmyard, you must pick bamboo in your tree portfolio.
Last but not least you should perform any cultivation practices with organic farming, especially the cultivation that is done for more than one or two years. Organic farming needs time to produce good results and when we talk about tree farming they need time to grow so you must apply the combo during tree growing.
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Are trees a good investment
If you are thinking, is a tree farm a good investment? I would say yes, definitely. Unless you are aware of the correct choice of tree you can’t make a significant profit in tree cultivation. First select the trees according to your climate conditions, by practising the best farm management practices you can achieve good income from tree farming. Mahogany cultivation economics are far better than we think due to the uses in the ship and music industry and resulting in high demand.
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Always enquire about the uses and demand of the product and mahogany tree uses are wide from musical instruments to water devices. We can say yes trees are a good investment if you can select a good tree. The price of a mahogany tree is Rs 15,000 depending on the cubic feet, this is the price of a 10-year-old mahogany tree. The good thing is that the mahogany plantation is cheap and needs less care and at the same time it is capable of producing huge returns.
How many types of mahogany trees are there?
True mahogany wood varieties are given below
- African mahogany
- Sapele mahogany
- New Zealand mahogany
- Indonesia mahogany
- Toona sureni
- Indian mahogany
- Toona ciliata
- Pink mahogany or bosse
- Chittagong mahogany
- Chukrasia velutina
- Crab wood carapa guianensis
How to start mahogany cultivation in India – FAQ
Some of the important questions are prepared. These are well-researched questions that will help you to start mahogany farming in India. Please download mahogany cultivation PDF which is given below. Let’s start FAQMahogany cultivation PDF
How much time mahogany tree take to grow?
African mahogany tree harvesting age is 10 to 14 years from the planting period. Whereas desi mahogany can take up to 25 years to mature.
Which is the best variety mahogany tree?
Till now African mahogany is the best variety tree in the world due to its speed of growth, good selling value, good international demand and market.
How many mahogany trees per hectare can be planted?
It’s a straight-growing timber and nearly 1200-1500 mahogany trees can be planted per hectare.
How many mahogany trees per acre can be planted?
Approximately 350 to 1000 mahogany trees can be planted. For better wood growth 350 to 500 trees are good enough for 1-acre farming.
What should be mahogany tree spacing?
Mahogany tree planting distance is classified into 3 categories.
For 800 to 1000 plants = 6 by 6.
For 700 to 800 plants = 8 by 8.
For 500 to 600 plants = 10 by 10.
What are mahogany tree temperature requirements?
This tree can grow in a wide range of temperatures and can tolerate hot and cold temperatures easily. You should avoid temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit as it is not good for mahogany plantations.
What are mahogany tree soil requirements?
Mahogany timber trees can easily grow on a wide range of soil. Well-drained loam soil is the ideal soil for its cultivation.
What are the water requirements for this timber tree?
It needs regular water initial days for 1st to 1.8 years. Provide water to mahogany plants twice a week. Later you can give water twice a month.
What are the fertilizer requirements?
Mahogany tree leaves play a vital role in providing fertilizer to the trees. Leaves contain rich properties that are used as mulch. Provide NPK to trees in the ratio of 10:10:10, 20:20:20 or 30:30:30.
What will be mahogany tree price after 10 years in India?
As per the cubic feet of the tree, the approx price of a timber tree might be Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.
What will be the mahogany tree price after 15 years?
With good cubic feet, one can sell mahogany trees after 15 years @ Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000.
What will be the price of a mahogany tree after 20 years?
Mahogany timber prices in India may touch Rs 35 thousand to Rs 50 thousand after 20 years. Again cubic feet of the tree will play a major role in the price.
How many species of mahogany are there?
There are mainly 3 different species
1. Honduran mahogany.
2. West Indian or Cuban Mahogany.
3. Swietenia Humilis.
Conclusion – Benefits of planting a mahogany tree are explained with examples in this blog post. The mahogany pdf is shared here. Best practices including water need, soil, temperature, spacing, plants in 1 acre, price and harvesting time etc are shared.