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Sandalwood high value wood, says Lal

Luke Rawalai
Monday, August 21, 2017

SANDALWOOD continues to fetch the biggest revenue in the market compared with other wood in Fiji's forests.

Responding to questions from this newspaper, Forest conservator Sanjana Lal said sandalwood was a high value wood, adding prices ranged from $100 to $200 per kilogram of heartwood.

Ms Lal said this may depend on the size and quality of heartwood.

"It takes 15 to 20 years for a sandalwood tree to mature," she said.

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