WHAT IS TEAK?
Teak is one of the world's premier hardwood timbers, rightly famous for its mellow color, fine grain and durability. It is recognized for its physical and aesthetic qualities as one of the most important and valuable hardwoods in the world. Undoubtedly, teak is the undisputed leader of high value tropical timbers. It is always referred to as the standard timber for its comparative evaluation of quality and utilization potential compared to other tropical timbers.
Among timbers, teak holds the place which diamond maintains among precious stones and gold among metals. Having been intensely exploited for decades, and because of its many uses, demand and prices for teak have risen steadily and quality teak is increasingly difficult to obtain.
WHY A TEAK PLANTATION?
Tropical rainforests are the source of 99% of the tropical hardwoods sold all over the world. Their progressive disappearance limits the needed supply and causes pressure from concerned government and environmental groups that are slowly putting a stop to unsustainable deforestation. In some countries, logging has been completely banned, in others, protected areas have been established. Leading manufacturing companies from all over the world are already requiring that the wood they purchase must be from sustainable sources. In the near future, only quality hardwoods from certified, sustainable plantations will be accepted in the market. In the last decade, Teak plantations have increased considerably in tropical countries, as the high value of Teak is now considered in addition to it helping the environment.
Annual demand for tropical hardwoods is roughly 90 million cubic meters (m3), equivalent to filling the Empire State building in New York more than seven times per month throughout the year. Most of this volume depends on deforestation and degradation of natural forests. The unsustainable nature of supply is the tropical hardwood crisis. To solve the problem future timber must arise from sustainably managed natural forests and complementary plantations.
TEAK MARKETS AND DEMAND
The primary market for Teak logs and blocks is India, which is also the largest producer and also importer of Teak. It is projected that China and Vietnam will become larger markets for plantation teak in the future. Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are also large importers of teak, owing to their export-oriented furniture-making and timber processing industries. Teak is also widely used by boat and ship building industries in Europe and North America.
The production and consumption of key wood products and wood energy are expected to rise sharply from the present to 2030, largely following historical trends of 1-2% increases per annum. The primary factors to an on-going increase in demand for lumber globally are:
An increasing population to 7.5 billion in 2020 and 8.2 billion in 2030 (current population 6.8 billion).
Global GDP projected to grow from US$16 trillion in 2005 to almost US$100 trillion by 2030.
Rapidly expanding Middle Class in the developing markets. The World Bank estimates that the number of middle class people will increase from 400 million today to 1.2 billion by 2030.
Rapid growth of developing countries, particularly in Asia where spending by middle class is projected to increase from US$ 5 trillion to US$ 30 trillions in 2030.
Environmental policies reducing the amount of old growth forests marked for wood production.
OUR TEAK PLANTATION
We offer new professionally managed Teak & other tropical tree plantations. We facilitate timber investment in a flexible way. We source land and provide a complete management service including land preparation, irrigation, planting and full care of the plantation through cropping, harvesting, timber milling, and selling the end product. The investor can select a plan to suit their appetite: the size of the plantation; number of trees; duration of investment and whether to buy or rent the land.
The planned 2000 acres of Teak plantation in Central America is carefully designed to provide maximum financial returns under a safe investment structure that is projected to generate at the minimum above market returns in 21 years.
The project is being developed by top experts using patented seedlings and sustainable practices, and is designed to deliver environmental benefits, store Carbon, and alleviate poverty in the local communities.
OUR TEAK PROJECT OFFERS....
Fast Hardwood Timber Growth Rate
Access to Markets in India
High Quality Timber
High Demand Products
Action against Climate Change
Socially Responsible effects
Green & Ethical practices
Easy ways to Grow, Process, & Sell
"Among timbers, teak holds the place which diamond maintains among precious stones and gold among metals."
There are more than one Internationally recognized definitions of forest sustainability. One such all-inclusive definition is:
"Forest sustainability is the management or stewardship of forest and woodland with the objective of providing a continued output of all goods and services desired by legitimate stakeholders, in a harmonized manner, and in a way which does not reduce the forests’ capacity to provide such goods and services on a continuing basis."
Sustainably managed high-grade tropical hardwood plantations, which provide positive economic, social and environmental benefits, are scarce. For these reasons new plantations are required on a large scale to produce renewable hardwoods for economic development, poverty alleviation and to decrease pressure on natural forests. Plantations that employ best management practices can be ten to twenty times more efficient in terms of production, compared to natural forests.
Our teak plantation is carefully designed to comply with local and international regulations, as well as to heavily incorporate sustainability principles at every stage of the project development/planning.