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Top 15 Hardwood Trees to Plant in the Philippines for Profit

Top 15 Hardwood Trees to Plant in the Philippines for Profit

Forestry
Tree planting in the Philippines is not only an enjoyable hobby but also a profitable business and can help preserve our depleting ecosystem. Although the forestry business in the Philippines is mostly dominated by Gmelina and Mahogany, there are also other native Philippine forest trees that are worth investing in. By planting Philippine native trees, you are not only making money but also helping preserve these threatened tree species. Below are some of the threatened endemic Philippine tree species (except for mahogany, gmelina, and acacia), with their scientific names that are worth preservation and planting. 1. Gmelina (Gmelina arborea) Although Gmelina is not a native Philippine tree, it is the most important and widely distributed species of tree in the Philippines due t...
Planting Gmelina vs Mahogany: Which is more Profitable to Grow and Why

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

Forestry
Many people are asking which of the two most common trees gmelina (gmelina arborea), and mahogany (swietenia macrophylla), is better and there is actually no direct and definite answer to this question. But before you decide on what to plant, either for commercial or personal use, it is important to read this article if you have time for this could give you the whole idea 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 that 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 Silay City. The new e...