Commercial Trees

Eucalyptus and the Environment: What studies say


  Reference article: A Guide to On-Farm Eucalyptus Growing in Kenya Eucalyptus and water use There is a lot of misconceptions concerning the environmental impacts of eucalyptus spp (blue gum or the gum tree). It is often claimed that the presence of these species of trees on a landscape leads to the drying up of rivers, …

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What are the pros and cons of buying seedlings?


  When starting up a commercial tree growing project, there are lots of decisions you have to make. The most difficult one is whether to buy seedlings or prepare the seedlings you need from scratch. Although I’ve experience with both, I may not tell you exactly which option to go by because you’ll need to consider …

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Should You Buy Seedlings or Prepare Your Own Seedlings? Here are Some Factors to Consider


  So, you’ve discovered that money grows on trees and you’re set to join the family of investors making money from a commercial tree growing? You’re now at the point of deciding whether to buy seeds to prepare your own seedlings or go straight for ready seedlings from a certified nursery dealer? Well, if you found …

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The Rich Are Buying Trees! Growing Trees and Growing Profits In Kenya


  The growing of tree for commercial purposes is an investment that is continually attracting the attention of thousands of investors. But have you ever wondered why the rich are buying trees? In Kenya, politics is one of the most lucrative “jobs,” but one, George Nyanja, a former member of parliament for Limuru Constituency, abandoned active …

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How to Start Growing Commercial Trees in Kenya


  So, how do you start a eucalyptus farming or commercial tree project? Here are some steps to follow Find a piece of land Land is the most essential requirement for anyone aspiring to start a growing trees for commercial purposes. Typically, you need at least an acre of land. There are several factors to consider …

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Choosing spacing for your eucalyptus during transplanting: This is how I did it right!


  My piece of land is approximately 2.5 acres (approximately 10,000 meters). That means, using 1 x 1 spacing, I will have 10,000 trees, but this will compromise primary growth. If I use 1.5m x 1.5m, I end up with about 4,500 trees. 2.5m x 2.5m leaves with approximately 1,600 trees. With ths last option, trees …

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Here are seven reasons you should consider investing in Eucalyptus Grandis


  In a previous post, I described this beautiful tree called Eucalyptus Grandis, commonly known as blue gum. In that article, I stated that the most important aspect of this tree for a commercial tree grower is more about its financial benefits rather than ecological aspects. In the present article, I will extend on my description …

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