TRA's 10,000 tree sandalwood planation is located in rural Efate Island, only half an hour from Port Vila's CBD.
The plantation is certified organic
by IFOAM accredited body BIOGROW.
In addition to Santalum caledonicum
, TRA has recently begun planting Santalum album
The plantation trees' growth rates far outstrip those of wild trees, with 2-year-old plantation trees achieving the same growth as 5-year-old wild trees.
Left: TRA's Efate sandalwood plantation; Right: a tree from the plantation
Left: Seedlings in the plantation nursery; Right: a 2-year old plantation tree
Left: Our first Indian Sandalwood tree; Right: Indian Sandalwood seedlings