The tree species grown in pulp HTI areas are Pine, Eucalyptus, Acacia Mangium, Meranti, Sungkai and Gmelina
Abora; in carpentry HTI areas outside transmigration areas are Jabon, rubber, Jelutung, Gmelina
, Acasia Mangium, Encalyptus Degupta, Paraserianthes Falcataria, Pinus, Meranti, Sungkai, Ulin and Ramin; and those in carpentry HTI areas in transmigration areas are Jabon, rubber, Tengkawang, Gmelina
, Acasia Mangium, Eucaliptus Degupta, Pinus, Meranti, Sungkai, Paraserianthes Falcataria, Jelutung, Balsa, etc.
Later, PT' Kiani Kertas introduced an 80% Acacia mangium/20% Gmelina
Increasingly, logs of smaller dimensions (e.g., rubberwood, gmelina
, acacia, eucalyptus, teak and pine) from fast-growing plantations will be used.
Here, CSIRO scientists Dr Paul Reddell and Dr Mike Webb, in collaboration with Kolombangara Forest Products Ltd (KFPL), were looking at alternative potting media for raising valuable plantation species such as teak (Tectona grandis), mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), white teak (Gmelina
arborea), brown salwood (Acacia mangium) and kamarere (Eucalyptus deglupta).
Thousands of acres of farmland and secondary forest are already being replanted with gmelina
, a fast-growing Asian softwood.
It is actively seeking private investors to help plant fast-growing species like teak and gmelina
to provide income as the country's international market share diminishes for products like coffee.
They employed local woodworkers and used, along with bamboo, locally sourced lumber like mahogany and Gmelina
. From the get-go, the couple had been clear on what Alpas was going to be about.
It also produces exotic trees like Mahogany, Gmelina
, and Manguim.