Cathay Forest Products

By: Cathay Forest  09-12-2011
Keywords: Wood, Poplar Plantations

 
Fast Growth, High Yield Poplar Plantations
In recent years, the Chinese government has encouraged the development of commercial plantations as a solution to the wood supply shortage. Cathay Forest's poplar plantations are at the forefront of this effort.
The poplars in Cathay's plantations are of superior quality and grow two to three times faster than conventional poplars, producing an estimated yield of 135 m3 of wood per hectare of plantation in each five-year growth cycle. This compares to the PRC national average yield of approximately 80 m3 per ten-year growth cycle.
Poplar's wood characteristics are well suited for the manufacture of high demand products such as paper, pulp, wood pallet, and particle board. Our poplars are a registered conventional breed of fast-growth poplar species developed by Chinese National institutes for higher yield and better resistance to pests and disease. Based on the geographic region of the plantation, we carefully select the engineered species ideal for the local environment. With support from the local forestry bureaus and village communities, we operate our plantations with a focus on health, quality, and yield.
Cathay Forest operates fast growth poplar plantations in four provinces in China: Shandong, Jiangsu, Jiangxi and Henan.  In total, Cathay Forest has more than 13,000 hectares (ha) of poplar plantations in China.
 

Keywords: Poplar Plantations, Wood,