Plantations

Green Resources has tripled the size of its plantation area during the last five years, and now has a total of 26,000 ha (net) of standing forest.  This has been achieved by establishing new plantations and the company believes it has planted more new forest in Africa than any other organisation during the last ten years.  About two-thirds of the plantations are pines and about one-third is various types of eucalyptus. 

Tanzania’s Southern Highlands still dominate the plantations and account for about half the total planted areas.  Green Resources will continue to plant in South-western Tanzania.  There are well established plantations in Uganda, but there is little scope for further expansion because the existing areas are fully planted.  The company has made major investments into Northern Mozambique, and the results of this commitment will be rapidly expanding plantations during the coming years.