The continual increasing demand for hardwood timber, Mahogany can offer a tax effective investment in forestry make mahogany most demanding timber plant in this region. Mahogany is the most prized timber tree of India. It can be grown in almost every part of the country except the dry western zone, although the best Mahogany Plant develops in well drained deep alluvial soil.
Mahogany can grow on a variety of soils. The quality of its growth, however, depends on the depth, structure, porosity, drainage and moisture-holding capacity of the soil. It develops best on deep, well-drained and fertile soils. Mahogany prefers moist, warm tropical climate. It can withstand extremes of temperature, but maximum & minimum shade temperatures of 25- 44. 0 c is the most favorable for its growth. It grows well in rainfall zone of 1200-2500 mm. It prefers a deep, fertile. The sandy soil is considered to be the best soil texture for this tree. It fails to grow in the soil with pH below 6.5.The calcium content of the soil is also an important factor; calcium deficiency in the soil results in stunted growth of Mahogany Planting.
20 cu.ft. per tree x Rs. 500/-per cu.ft=Rs 10000 x 1000 trees. - 100.00 Lacs = 1 Crore. (Expected yield from a 10 year old Mahogany tree is more than 30 cu.ft. of wood. For calculation purpose, it is taken as 20 cu.ft. After 10 years, at the time of final cutting, the rate of Mahogany wood is expected to be well above Rs. 1000 per cu.ft. For safer calculation, it is taken as Rs. 500 per cu.ft.)