D. B. Chhetri, the forest
pathologist and entomologist for Bhutan, works closely with us on
these cooperative research projects.
Staff from the Council
for RNR Research, including Dorji Gyaltshen, Karma Pelden and Kuenzang
Dhendup, evaluating agarwood produced in the experimental trees.
Forests of Bhutan contain
tremendous diversity and are being conserved by the government.
Cultivated agarwood provides a sustainable way to produce a valuable
forest product in home gardens and small plantations without loss
of the natural resource.