Potential of Papua's forests

The total potential of forests in Papua, although physically quite large, but less economical because of the potential per hectare is very low ie 35 m³ / ha for commercial species and 61 m³ / ha for all species. In addition to its potential is very low, mostly composed of wood species that has not been known in the market (not commercial), the situation is very severe topography and in most areas there is no river that can be used as a means of transport so the cost of exploitation is very high. In comparison to other areas of potential per hectare on average the highest in Kalimantan is 84 m³ / ha (commercial) and 90 m³ / ha (all types), followed by Sumatra, which is 64 m³ / ha (commercial) and 79 m³ / ha (all types) and Sulawesi, for commercial and all types of consecutive 44 m³ / ha.

Sustainable production forest management requires planning which is based on the potential of existing forests. Thus the calculation of the potential of forests together with the calculation of forest area has a very vital role in forest management planning production.

The types of timber that used grouped; Meranti group consisting of; Matoa (Pometia spp.), Merbau (Instia spp.), Mersawa (Anisoptera spp.), Walnuts (Canarium spp.), Nyatoh (Palaquium spp.) Resak (Vatica spp.), Pulai (Alstonia spp.), Damar (Agathis spp.), Araucaria (Araucaria spp.), Lime (Dryobalanops spp.), Batu (Shorea spp.), forest Mango (Mangifera spp.) Celthis (Celthis spp.), and Chinese Wood (Podocarpus spp.). Mixed Wood Group consists of; Ketapang, Binuang, Bintangur, stretched, BIPA, Wood Bugis, Cempaka, nutmeg forest. Beautiful Wood Group consists of a kind; Dahu (Dracontomelon spp.), Linggua (Pterocarpus spp.), and Nails. The potential of this wood has been used / cultivated in the form of forest concessions (HPH) and wood processing industry. 

Translated from http://www.papua.go.id/

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