Poplar tree farming profit in India 

Poplar is one of the fastest growing trees in India and in the world as well. Yes, the hybrid poplar variety gets ready for harvesting only in 3.5 years. One poplar tree price in India is Rs 1500/quintal and farmers are generating a profit of Rs 10,50,000 in 3.5 years. 

Poplar tree farming profit in India 

Popular tree price = Rs 1500/quintal.

Average 1 tree price = Rs 2500.

1 acre = 500 trees.

Profit = Rs 2500 x 500 trees = Rs 12,50,000.

After detecting the estimated cost of Rs 2 lakh still Rs 10,50,000 is achievable as a net profit. 

Poplar trees per acre

In one acre 500 to 550 poplar trees can be planted with the spacing of 8 x 10 ft. The ideal spacing for a better poplar tree growth rate above 3 feet diameter is 14 x 14 ft or 15 x 15 ft. The tree still grows with a good diameter of approx 2.5 to 3 feet with a spacing of 8 to 10 or 10 to 10 feet. 

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Poplar tree farming in India

The problem is that farmers are not aware of the best poplar tree variety because there are lots of varieties. Most farmers are still cultivating the old varieties like g48, 86 etc. These species take almost 5 to 7 years to get ready for harvesting. 

I highly recommend you plant a mahogany tree if you are looking for tree farming for a 7-year long period. Mahogany trees get ready for harvesting in 8 to 10 years and the ideal time is 12 to 15 years. They still produce a good amount in 10 years and mahogany trees selling price after 10 years is around Rs 15000.

If you don’t want to wait for 7 to 8 long years while doing tree cultivation. If you are looking for fast growing trees then the poplar tree is one of the fastest growing trees in India. 

I am talking about a hybrid poplar tree that grows only in 3.5 years to 4 years. They achieve a very good height of around 65 feet to 75 feet within this period. Farmers are already growing this tree in Roorkee, Uttarakhand. You can check out the YouTube video as well. Not only in Uttarakhand Poplar tree farming in Punjab is also very popular. 

If you are thinking how these trees grow only in 3.5 years then let me clear for new plantations. On average one-year-old popular plants are picked from nursery and planted on the farm. 

While picking them from nursery and planting in the farm they are already 6 feet to 16 feet tall. From the planting period they need at least 3.5 years to 4 years to grow mature. It means the hybrid poplar tree needs 1 year (nursery) + 3.5 years (farm) = 4.5 years to 5 years. 

I hope now you understand how this tree grows only in 3.5 years. Hence, we can say it is one of the fastest growing trees in the world as well.

Poplar plant price 

The average price of 1 year old poplar sapling having 6 feet to 16 feet height is between Rs 30 to Rs 35. The price depends on the nursery and plant availability. 


How many poplar trees can be planted in one acre?

500 trees can be planted on 1 acre of land.

What is the income of poplar tree in India?

Currently, Rs 1500/quintal is the poplar price. With this price, 1 tree sells on average Rs 3000.

What tree makes most money?

Some profitable trees that sell at high prices are the Agarwood tree, American Elms, Sandalwood trees, Japanese Maples, Red maples, Palm trees and Mahogany trees.

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