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Some pics of this years teak thinning
« on: December 11, 2014, 04:48:57 PM »
This pics are from my teakplantations, first comercial thinning. This trees are 8years old! (Well i have to say this part of the plantation has excellent growing). Imagine them in 10-15years when we make the final cut.
 

  

  

  

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After thinning



  




  

  

    

 
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 04:54:49 PM »
They sure growed nice and straight with long logs. What do you use the wood for ?
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 04:56:10 PM »
WOW those things grow fast.   Is that the new crop planted between the trees? 

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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 05:11:06 PM »
I sell them to a bigger teakcompany here, they cut them in 3x3,4x4 and 5x5s, the lenght of every section of the logs is about 7'. they sell it to the Indus (India). I dont know what they do with them, as for me the wood is no good cuality yet, to young. when they are 20years old then they worth alot, then they have around 18-20"Dbh.
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 06:10:06 PM »
I don't see any dead stuff hanging around, so you are excused not to wear a hardhat. ;D
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 06:22:18 PM »
Its around 80-90 degrees now. can get to 95. hardhat would give me a headache in 2 hours!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 06:28:29 PM »
I sell them to a bigger teakcompany here, they cut them in 3x3,4x4 and 5x5s, the lenght of every section of the logs is about 7'. they sell it to the Indus (India). I dont know what they do with them, as for me the wood is no good cuality yet, to young. when they are 20years old then they worth alot, then they have around 18-20"Dbh.

They make trinkets that are sold here in Cost Plus Imports stores!  Cool, never knew what teak looked like growing.  Some seriously big leaves! :o
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 07:00:18 PM »
Teakwood, Beautiful pictures ! A few years back I developed a market for trees a lot smaller than the ones in your pics but the source was not reputable. I sure hope your business partners are better than mine were ! Keep up the good work -  your trees look terrific !  Rob
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 07:01:15 PM »
Looks like our big leaf magnolia here.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 07:30:38 PM »
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No hardhat can give you one in a split second.   ;D

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 07:34:39 PM »
Interesting. Update this thread in 10-15 years.   :)
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Re: Some pics of this years teak thinning
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 07:44:36 PM »
I was amazed at how fast that stuff grew when we visited Costa Rica.  I wish we would hear from @crtreedude some time. It would be cool to see how far his trees have come, if he still owns the Fincas.
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2014, 07:59:38 PM »
Teakwood, Beautiful pictures ! A few years back I developed a market for trees a lot smaller than the ones in your pics but the source was not reputable. I sure hope your business partners are better than mine were ! Keep up the good work -  your trees look terrific !  Rob
The company is swiss owned (i am swiss), we have total trust to each other. This year i cutted 1000trees. I have 37ha of plantation (around 20 000trees) they have 10 000ha (38 squaremiles!). So my volume is actually nothing to them, but they pay me a good price. Last year i had 6 Buyers who wanted the logs (dont know how many of them were serious) also alot of direct hindu buyers are around, but you dont wont to deal with them! they like to screw the clueless people. I better stuck with the same company. they haul all the wood and after 10 days all the money is on my bankacount. cant do that with alot of companys in Costa Rica!
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2014, 08:03:27 PM »
The leafs are like sandpaper and give you red fingers! :D. All the leafs fall down in the dryseason (who is starting now and rain will fall again in May)
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 08:35:14 PM »
Here is a foto of how they load trucks around here. (laborcost is cheaper than the machine!) Poor Nicaraguans! No costarican would do that work. And that was in the end of february, 95degrees!

 
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2014, 08:54:35 PM »
Very cool.  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2014, 09:01:24 PM »
how long does it take to load the truck? 

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 09:17:58 PM »
nice pics     its good to see how other people do logging  ;D ;D and yes they are big leaves could all most use them for a umbrella  :)

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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2014, 09:25:50 PM »
how long does it take to load the truck? 
they last about 3hours to load (8workers), but they cant do more than 2 trucks a day. Understandable! Its 30m3 (8.3cords) of wood each semi 
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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 11:21:38 PM »
very cool teakwood.  thanks for the pics and sharing a bit about your operation.  whereabouts are you in cr?  i've visited 2x and really enjoyed it, the coast was a bit hot for me but up in the mountains was wonderful.   :)  costa rica is on my short list for when i can retire and not have to spend 5 months indoors!  :D
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