Forest Plantations

Objective:

The plantations are established with the objective of producing high quality wood and to generate the necessary income to fulfill the enterprise’s objectives. The species and the production systems are determined starting from their economic potential, within the framework of a responsible management of the environment.

Commercial species:

Teca/Teak – (Tectona grandis)

It is the main species because its precious wood has a strong demand at international level, it has a light growth and technology concerning its handling is more developed than other tropical species.

more information about teak – linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teak

Coyote (Platymiscium dimorphandrum) native species of the plantation area, of very fine wood and with good development in pastures. It is valued that it has potential to be a commercial species and Norteak is investing in research on its cultivation and genetic improvement.

more information about coyote – linkhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Platymiscium_dimorphandrum

Test species

Norteak recognizes the importance of using native species in forestry, and in general being able to diversify our crops. That is why they have been testing several native species of Nicaragua: Conacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), yellow mombin (tree) (Spondias mombin), Palo de agua (Volchysia guatemalensis), Chocuabo (Ceasalpinea violácea), Ñámbar/cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) and Guapinol (Hymnea courbaril). Of these only the latter two have given a satisfactory answer on our farms in initial tests. It has also been planted: Camaldulensis (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) and Melina (Gmelina arborea), and Melina has achieved an acceptable growth in some parts, but always with many problems of bad shape, even using improved seeds.

Link to land use maps for each farm.http://norteak.com.ni/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Mapas-de-Fincas-Norteak-Nicaragua.pdf

Plantations area of Norteak in Nicaragua (hect.)

Planted year Teak Coyote Others Total
2009 or before

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

329

224

40

16

131

153

124

163

171

1

 

11

 

4

7

0

16

47

 

 3

5

3

0

0

6

3

0

0

333

229

55

16

135

167

127

179

218

 

Total          1351              87             20           1458

Reforestación y Desarrollo