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Gmelina vs Mahogany: Which is more Profitable to Grow and Why

Gmelina vs Mahogany: Which is more Profitable to Grow and Why

Agroforestry
Gmelina and Mahogany Farming. Many people are asking which of the two most common trees, gmelina (gmelina arborea) and mahogany (swietenia macrophylla), is better, and there is no direct and definite answer to this question. But before you decide on what to plant, either for commercial or personal use, it is essential to read this article if you have time, as this could give you the whole idea of which is which. Planting both trees since I can remember more than 30 years ago, I think I have, at least, an authority to compare which is which in terms of several factors you can read below. I am going to tell you a short story first before we go into specifics. Silay City, Negros Occidental, 1984 I was eight years old. Our house was made of bamboo and cogon in a rural barangay in S...
Mahogany Tree Characteristics and Uses

Mahogany Tree Characteristics and Uses

Agroforestry
Welcome to the world of Mahogany trees, where beauty meets strength and durability. The majestic Mahogany tree has been a prized resource for centuries due to its exceptional qualities as a timber source. With its stunning appearance and remarkable characteristics, this tree is highly valued by furniture makers and carpenters worldwide. This blog post will explore the various features of the Mahogany tree species, sub-species, uses, economic importance in the Philippines, pests, and challenges growers face. So please sit back, and let's dive into the fascinating world of Honduran Mahogany! Mahogany Tree Description and Characteristics Mahogany trees, scientifically known as Swietenia mahagoni and Swietenia macrophylla, are large hardwood trees that can grow up to 40-50 meters in height w...