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Wescorp Agarwood (WA)

WA has the sub license from CA Ltd for the inducement and marketing of cultivated Agarwood products for Australia, Tonga, Fiji and Vanuatu. Please visit www.cultivatedagarwood.com.

As far as we understand the first Aquilaria seeds were brought into Australia by Freelance Forestry Services in 2006. For purchases of seed please contact Freelance Forestry at sammyasp@bigpond.com.

WA imported its first 7 kg of Aquilaria seed into Australia in 2007 with the assistance of Mr Tom Cullity. In corporation with growers in Far North Queensland (FNQ) and the Pacific WA plans to have Aquilaria plantations established throughout its licensed zones. When in full production WA aims at an average annual planting of 500,000 seedlings in the regions.

Since 2007 WA has been working closely with Dr Tony Page from the James Cook University in Cairns. A series of continuing trials have focussed primarily upon improving the growth capacity of Aquilaria species in FNQ from germination to harvest, excellent results have been achieved to date.

During 2009 approximately 48,000 Aquilaria trees were established in FNQ by WA and private growers under agreement with WA; it is expected that these trees will be harvesting in 7 to 8 years from planting. Plantation establishment has continued through 2010 with further considerable plantings being programmed over coming years.

By 2015, WA anticipates building a processing factory in FNQ for the servicing of this old industry in a new environment of Australia and the Pacific. We are looking forward to export sales in excess of $100 million per annum when we reach capacity around 2020.

If you wish to find out more about the possibilities of being an Aquilaria grower in FNQ please contact Wescorp Agarwood Assistant Manager Fleur Coakley at fleur@wescorp.com.au.

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