Over the last two decades, deforestation taking place mainly due to the increasing population has caused severe impacts on climate.
This calamity has left the world with less than half of its original forests. Population growth and density are clearly related to forest cover trends
and there is no simple way to describe the situation. The relationship is as complex as the regional and cultural variations in human societies.
Also agriculturally based population density increases close to forested areas as local people and young migrant families clear land to provide
more area for subsistence farming. The poorer the soil quality, the lower the agricultural production and more land is likely to be cleared.
Esteem’s Enhancing Solutions
Esteem Plantations has come up with solutions for these environment issues as well as the growing demand for wood by placing emphasis
on Sandalwood and Mahogany in particular.
The Company today provides the general public with planting initiatives and the advantage of receiving advice and business counselling in
terms of growing and managing Sandalwood and Mahogany trees.
Taking a scientific approach in maintaining and managing plantations, Esteem Plantations observes great potential in Sri Lanka’s plantation
sector. Sandalwood is not an easy crop to plant. However, with Esteem Plantations’expertise, owners who obtain land can receive the Company backing from the very beginning.
Esteem Plantations is already engaged in Badulla, Balangoda, Matale, Kuruwita, Gatahetta, Ayagama, Kukuleganga, Matugama and Pelawatta providing all maintenance requirements.
Apart from Sandalwood and Mahogany, the company also specializes in various other types of trees, based on the clients’ requirements, land
mass, geographical area, growth viability and a number of other factors. The company encourages the growth of Sandalwood in general as
the country’s GDP can witness a huge boost through the forestry sector alone.
Esteem Plantations is confident that the market for Sandalwood is going to boom and notes that in India, the demand for Sandalwood is something close to 7,000 tons per year. The company also notes that a client can earn up to Rs. 400,000 from one tree during the harvest period.