Vanuatu sandalwood: growers’ guide for sandalwood production in Vanuatu

Date released
07 November 2012
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Tony Page, Hanington Tate, Joseph Tungon, Michael Tabi and Phyllis Kamasteia



ACIAR has supported research into the growing and marketing of sandalwood in Vanuatu. This guide provides practical advice on how to grow sandalwood, including site and host selection, spacing, weeding, disease management, pruning and harvesting. Sandalwood’s high value and small size make it unique among forestry trees in that it can be incorporated into smaller ornamental gardens as well as larger commercial plantings. This guide will help the people of Vanuatu and other Pacific island countries to participate in this lucrative rural industry.