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Blog series by Mark Gipson updated 06-16-2009 09:11 AM 1 part 953 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Future wood score

06-16-2009 09:11 AM by Mark Gipson | 6 comments »

In the northeast of Thailand I am busy growing my future wood supply. We have 10 rai (about 4 acres in English money) of 3 year old rubber trees. That’s a total of around 1,000 trees. We are growing them for the latex of course but after 20-25 years they no longer produce and can be sold for lumber, I’ll probably keep some of them for myself!Latex cutting starts once the trees reach a certain size, it’s generally between 6 and 7 years. In the meantime we remove the grass aro...

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