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    Field demonstration sites in Vietnam, Bhutan, Thailand and Papua New Guinea

 

Demonstration sites for inducing agarwood production in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees are currently underway in several countries.

 

Aquilaria plantation growing under other rainforest tree species in Vietnam.

 

Aquilaria plantation in Thailand.
 

Bhutan is a country of magnificent splender and beautiful forests. Protecting the surviving old growth Aquilaria trees is extremely important in Bhutan and in all countries where the tree can still be found.

 

Aquilaria trees in Bhutan where our field trials are underway.

For more information on our research project in Bhutan follow this link.

 

Traveling up the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea to the area where Aquilaria trees grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Blanchette and colleagues from the Rainforest Project Foundation being greeted by Chief Aki and villagers along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. The mountain near this village is where the field trials are underway.

 

 

 

For more information on our cultivated agarwood project in Papua New Guinea follow this link

 

 

 

Young Aquilaria trees in the natural forest of Papua New Guinea are being used to test our agarwood inducing methods. Older Aquilaria trees are not used and they remain to provide seed for the next generation of trees.

 

 

Links to:

General information on our agarwood research

Additional photographs of Aquilaria and agarwood formation

Cultivated agarwood project in Bhutan

Cultivated agarwood project in Papua New Guinea

 

©2006 Robert A. Blanchette