One sandalwood tree weight after 15 years 200 kg

One sandalwood tree's weight after 15 years would be around 200 kg with 16 to 24 kg heartwood. Sandalwood tree price per kg mainly depends on its heartwood. One need to understand the harvesting rules to grow this tree. 

How much does a sandalwood tree weight

Weight of sandalwood tree (red) depends on the health status and time duration. One sandalwood tree weight after 15 years might be around 200 kg. Some of the approximate weight measurements of the tree is given below. However, sandalwood tree price depends on the weight of heartwood of the tree. 

One sandalwood tree weight after 15 years

One sandalwood tree weight after 15 years may be between 180 kg to 200 kg accordingly. A healthy 15 year old tree can easily produce 16 to 24 kg heartwood and 65-70 kg sapwood. 

  • Heartwood - 16 - 24 kg 
  • Sapwood - 65 - 70 kg
  • Total Tree weight - 180 kg to 200 kg 

Sandalwood tree weight after 10 years

Weight of 10 year old sandalwood tree might be between 130 to 160 kg accordingly. Tree weight depends on sapwood, and heartwood (less). Heartwood has economical value in the market however, sapwood is also sellable. Heartwood may be around 5 to 8kg or 10 kg and sapwood might be 40-60 kg. 

  • Heartwood - 5 to 8 or 10 kg sometime 15 kg
  • Sapwood - 40-60 kg
  • Total Tree weight - 130-160 kg

Note - It is recommended to harvest your chandan tree after 15 years to get a good amount of heartwood. 

Sandalwood tree weight after 20 years

  • Heartwood 20kg, 25kg, 30kg 
  • Sapwood 80-85 kg 
  • Total tree weight 170 kg to 250 kg 

Tree weight after 5 years

A tree can produce hardly 1-1.5 kg heartwood and very less sapwood too so it is recommended to harvest your trees at least after 10-15 years and for more profitable yield choose 15 years.   

Tree weight after 12 years

  • Heartwood -  8 to 10 kg
  • Sapwood - 55-65 kg
  • Total Tree weight - 140-180 kg

Red Sandalwood tree weight after 10 years

Its a common sense that a tall and healthy tree weight will be more than a short and unhealthy tree. Red Sandalwood trees are light weighted small tree in comparison to others that generally grows up to 8 meters (26ft) tall with a trunk 50-150 cm diameter. Red sandalwood tree weight after 10 years might be between 90-120 kg.  

Red Sandalwood tree weight after 15 years

Might vary between 110-150 kg according to their health growth. 

Red sandalwood weight after 20 years

Nearly 150-180 kg.

How long red sandalwood take to grow?

These tree needs 30 to 35 years to mature completely.

How to sell red sandalwood legally in India?

However, you can grow sandalwood easily but while harvesting you need to inform the forest department of your state and you have to take their permission as well. After that you can sell these trees legally to government agencies. Moreover, don't sell red or white sandalwood directly to any other private agency. It is against the government law. You can grow these trees without any permission but for selling or for harvesting you need government permission. 

Sandalwood heartwood price per kg

Heartwood price will be Rs 14000 to Rs 18000 per kg of 15 year old heartwood, price mainly depends on the oil content of the heartwood. 

How much is sandalwood tree worth?

After 12 years one tree in good condition can give you nearly 1 lakh Indian Rs and  995.72 pound sterling. Moreover, if you can weigh for 3 more years it means harvest your sandalwood tree after 15 years then it might give you Rs 2 lakh or 1,991.45 pound sterling per tree.  

Sandalwood harvesting time

Red Sandalwood needs 30 to 35 years to mature and white sandalwood needs 25 to 30 years to mature completely. However, Sandalwood trees can be harvested after 15 years. At least 15 years are required to form a good amount of heartwood. 


Whether you are doing sandalwood farming in Canada, Australia or India spacing shall be calculated for better yield. Ten feet is considered for plant to plant spacing. One thing you need to understand is that in sandalwood cultivation at least equal amount of host plants are required. So while growing sandalwood in USA, Australia, India or globally you need to plant host plants as well.

To read more about host plant or why hosting is necessary in sandalwood cultivation please click on the given link and host plant information will open in front of you. 

Plantation spacing -  Plant to plant distance 10 feet. 

How many sandalwood plants per acre

Sandalwood plant and host plant classification"

  • 400 sandalwood plants x 400 host plants per acre can be planted.
  • 300 sandalwood plants x 600 host plants per acre are recommended. 
  • Ratio of 1 : 2 required in sandalwood farming i.e one sandalwood plant and 2 host plants (recommended). 
  • If you cant plant two host plants then at least 1 host plant is required.

Temperature required

These trees can be grown between 5° C to 47° C. Therefore it can grow throughout India except deep freezing or temperature below 5° C is not recommended for its farming. Avoid planting them in winters to reduce the mortality rate of the seedlings. 

Best soil for plantation

Red sandy loam soils are best for the growth of these trees.  

Red sandalwood soil ph level - 4.5 to 6.5 

White sandalwood soil ph level - Above 7

Water requirements

These trees do not demand much water but still needs sufficient water moreover water need also depends on the selection of host plants. However, you can use drip irrigation for sandalwood plants because drip irrigation is the best irrigation system which saves water and utilizes every drop of water by distributing water to each plant equally. Whereas, irrigation should be provided at an interval of 15 to 21 days when the plants are young.

Insects and pests 

1. Tratodoes monticollis (Gray)

2. Tajuria cippus

3. Hyposidra Talacwalker

4. Hotea nigrorufawlaker

5. Eumeta crameri

6. Defoliators 

7. Calodia Kirkaldyi Nielson

8. Cardiococcus bivalvata (Green)

9.   Nyctemera lacticinia or cramer

10. Purpuricenus sanguinolentus 


1. Spike disease in sandalwood

2. Coccid 

3. Black spot fungal 

4. Phellinus noxius 

5. Phytoplasma

6. Pulvinaria psidii Mask

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