African Mahogany ( Khaya senegalensis) is adaptable to a great variety of soil types and climatic conditions and can be found in areas of mean average rainfall between 400-1750 mm.
During the first year of growth the tree develops a deep taproot and is able to withstand periodic inundation by flood waters as well as survive through prolonged drought.
Tropical North Queensland experiences wet summers and dry winters with the majority of rain falling between December and April with a pronounced dry period from June to November. These conditions are ideal for African Mahogany and the existing plantations in the region are flourishing.
PLANTING & HARVESTING
Numerous plantations have been established between the Burdekin area and Cairns with growth rates depending on a wide range of variables including climatic conditions and plantation management.
From planting to harvesting is approximately 15 -20 years with pruning of waste timber at regular intervals providing potential interim income contributing to maintenance costs.
Mahogany NQ is working with local contractors & processing facilities to harvest trees to customer specifications.
The heart wood of African mahogany contains oil that repels insect and fungal attack and one of the most significant traits of this tree is its high resistance to termite attack.