The significance of Agarwood/Oud for many uses is recognized so long. Agarwood is considered as the world’s most precious incense with a great price for great quality Oud. Because of its multi-functioning, the demand for agarwood products are increasing continuously and may result in fast depletion of agarwood trees in the forest. The natural habitat of the agarwood is under the threat of exploitation and since the consequences are bad few important agarwood producing trees are under a major degradation. People who reside nearby the forest are the ones who get easily affected due to the fast depletion of agarwood tree as their livelihood is easily destroyed with this.
At the same time forest is now gaining more attention from the international society due to the profound appreciation about the function of forest which has increased over the years. Now forests are not only valued as a destination of timber production but also for various non-timber products. Most prominently, the forest is valued as an environmental service provider now. With the contemporary international focus on the climate changes, the forest has noted as the asset which contributes extensively to our country’s income. Thus the present situation is ideal to promote the sustainable products of agarwood as a prominent strategy for conserving the precious agarwood tree.
First, you need fertile land to grow your Agarwood trees. The area which is suitable to grow the tree is Tropical Land like countries in SouthEast Asia. It may also grow around Chile South America. The land should be 100m above the sea level and the climate of that area will have heavy rainfall more than 3000m3 per year. The second factor is the Agarwood tree seed. You must develop a nursery facility since they are extremely delicate species as planting inside a house kills the sapling within 3 days. Hence it is better to have someone who is experienced for your assistance.
Till 6-8 months, they can grow in the nursery facility after that, it is the time to move the sapling for plantation facility that you have to prepare the land. Each hectare of land is capable of growing up to 2500 trees as they do not take much space of land, unlike palm oil. Then you have to secure the land like avoiding illegal logging or wild animals attack to your trees. By the weather change, you will need extra requirements to prevent the damages.
Basically, the tree needs 4-5 years to grow to a particular height for preparing to be vaccinated with a special serum which people usually buy from China which helps to produce more resin. 2-4 years after the vaccination you can harvest the trees and deliver for the processing facility, distillation facility for making Oud oil and Wood chips. They are another type of investment for making the oud plantation facilities. From that, you can easily sell the Oud oil and wood chips to the buyers but for selling the products, you should have CITES certificate as they are an endangered species. If you lack the certification means, it is illegal trading.