- 1 How much does a sandalwood tree weight
- 1.1 One sandalwood tree weight after 15 years
- 1.2 Sandalwood tree weight after 10 years
- 1.3 Red Sandalwood tree weight after 10 years
- 1.4 Sandalwood tree weight after 20 years
- 1.5 Sandalwood tree weight after 5 years
- 1.6 Sandalwood tree weight after 12 years
- 1.7 Red Sandalwood tree weight after 15 years
- 1.8 Red sandalwood weight after 20 years
- 1.9 How long red sandalwood take to grow
- 2 How to sell red sandalwood legally in India
- 3 Sandalwood heartwood price per kg
- 4 Insects and pests in sandalwood cultivation
How much does a sandalwood tree weight
Weight of red sandalwood tree or average weight of sandalwood tree (standard) depends on the health status and time duration. It means a healthy sandalwood tree weight after 15 years will be more than the weight of 10 year old sandalwood tree. Some of the approximate weight measurements of sandalwood trees are given below.
One sandalwood tree weight after 15 years
1 Sandalwood tree weight after 15 years may be between 75 kg to 90 kg accordingly. A healthy 15 year old sandalwood tree can easily produce 16 to 22 kg heartwood and 65-70 kg sapwood.
- Heartwood - 16 - 22 kg
- Sapwood - 65 - 70 kg
- Total Tree weight - 75 kg to 90 kg
Sandalwood tree weight after 10 years
Weight of 10 year old sandalwood tree might be between 45 to 55 kg accordingly. Tree weight depends on sapwood and heartwood. 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 kg. Therefore tree weight will be 45-55 kg after 10 years.
- Heartwood - 5 to 8 or 10 kg sometime 15 kg
- Sapwood - 40-45 kg
- Total Tree weight - 45-55 kg
Note - It is recommended to harvest your chandan tree after 15 years to get a good amount of heartwood.
Red Sandalwood tree weight after 10 years
Sandalwood tree weight depends on the growth of the sandalwood tree. A tall and healthy Sandalwood tree weight will be more than a short and unhealthy sandalwood tree. Red Sandalwood tree is a light demanding small tree 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 30 - 40 kg.
Sandalwood tree weight after 20 years
- Heartwood 20kg, 25kg, 30kg
- Sapwood 80-85 kg
- Total tree weight 100 kg to 115 kg
Sandalwood tree weight after 5 years
Hardly 1-1.5 kg heartwood and very less sapwood too so it is recommended to harvest your sandalwood trees at least after 10-15 years and for more profitable sandalwood yield choose 15 years.
Sandalwood tree weight after 12 years
- Heartwood - 8 to 10 kg
- Sapwood - 45-55 kg
- Total Tree weight - 65-70 kg
Red Sandalwood tree weight after 15 years
Weight of red sandalwood after 15 years might be 45 to 55 kg
Red sandalwood weight after 20 years
Nearly 80 - 85 kg
How long red sandalwood take to grow
Red Sandalwood 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 red sandalwood 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 sandalwood 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 sandalwood 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. Moreover, at least 15 years are required to form a good amount of heartwood.
Spacing in sandalwood plantation in USA
Spacing for sandalwood plantation - Whether you are doing sandalwood farming in Canada, sandalwood plantation in Australia or India spacing should be calculated for better sandalwood yield. 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 sandalwood host plants as well. To read more about sandalwood host plant list or why hosting is necessary in sandalwood cultivation please click on the given link and sandalwood plant hosting information will open in front of you.
Sandalwood plantation spacing - Plant to plant distance 10 feet
How many sandalwood plants per acre
400 sandalwood plants x 400 host plants per acre are recommended.
Ratio of 1 : 1 required in sandalwood farming i.e one sandalwood plant and 1 host plant.
Temperature required for sandalwood
Sandalwood 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 sandalwood farming. Avoid sandalwood plantation in winters to reduce the mortality rate of the sandalwood seedlings.
Best soil for sandalwood plantation
Red sandy loam soils are best for the growth of sandalwood trees.
Sandalwood tree soil
Red sandalwood soil ph level - 4.5 to 6.5
White sandalwood soil ph level - Above 7
Sandalwood water requirements
Sandalwood trees do not demand much water. 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 in sandalwood cultivation
1. Tratodoes monticollis (Gray)
2. Tajuria cippus
3. Hyposidra Talacwalker
4. Hotea nigrorufawlaker
5. Eumeta crameri
7. Calodia Kirkaldyi Nielson
8. Cardiococcus bivalvata (Green)
9. Nyctemera lacticinia or cramer
10. Purpuricenus sanguinolentus
1. Spike disease in sandalwood
3. Black spot fungal
4. Phellinus noxius
6. Pulvinaria psidii Mask