April 2013 FSC-CW Albasia Production Commences at Gunung Wungkal Forest Management Unit

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2013-04-30 19:58

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FSC Controlled Wood on the way to the customer

After 6 months of preparation, farmers at Gunung Wungkal FMU were finally able to deliver FSC-CW Albasia wood to PT. Albasia Bhumiphala Persada.

The farmers were very happy since they got a significantly higher price by selling FSC-CW Albasia. The price was between 10% - 25% per cubic meter cubic above non-certified price.

This shows that responsible forestry pays and we expect  that it will serve as a powerful example to others to follow with the certification program and the related Trees4Trees™ sponsored forestry program.

During April, farmer group delivered approximately 500 cubic meters of FSC-CW Albasia wood to PT. Albasia Bhumiphala Persada, corresponding exactly to the planned harvesting schedule. Albasia is a fast growing tropical wood that is very popular among community foresters for providing a regular stream of revenue to their local economies and also for wood products producers as an environmentally friendly alternative to slower growing tropical timbers.

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