FOR GROWERS

For information on licensing requirements regarding the collection and sale of sandalwood seed and wood contact:

Department of Parks & Wildlife

Locked Bag 30, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983

p: 08 9219 9836
e: wildlifelicensing@dbca.wa.gov.au
www.dbca.wa.gov.au

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SEED

For details of Santalum spicatum (Australian Sandalwood) seed available to purchase through the network, or if you would like to be included in our sellers list, please contact the Australian Sandalwood Network on 08 9574 5882 or email exec@sandalwood.org.au .

Average price for seed is approx $20 per kg for plantation establishment but you may pay more for good provenance. Lower quality seed for oil extraction and production of food products may be $3 per kilo.

For all those selling seed, please ensure you have the correct licenses.

Contact the Australian Sandalwood Cooperative if you have seed to sell.

The following information is useful especially  for seed for plantation establishment

  • Quantity for sale
  • Provenance (if any)
  • Year seed picked
  • Tree form

NURSERIES

Wongan Trees Nursery can supply host seedlings and are members of the Australian Sandalwood Network. The ASN encourages members to support this nursery, as they support the ASN and produce high quality sandalwood host seedlings.

NOTE: If planning to order host seedlings for establishment in winter, aim to place your order with your preferred nursery as soon as possible, preferably before November, to secure your order.

Wongan Trees

Dennis & Ellen Mitchell
p: 08 9671 1979
m: 0428 711 979
e: wongantrees@westnet.com.au

NB. Due to quarantine restrictions we can only supply plants within WA.

SANDALWOOD TO HOST RATIO

At age 5 years, the parasitic requirements of sandalwood trees greatly affect the survival and performance of the host. A sandalwood-to-host ratio of 1:1 will place too much stress on the host. At sandalwood aged 2 years, the sandalwood-to-host ratio should be 1:2 or 1:3. Therefore an area with 1000 jams ha-1 should have no more than 400 sandalwood ha-1, at age 2 years. This may require selective thinning of sandalwood throughout the area to achieve the right balance.

Reference: Guide to Growing Sandalwood Plantations in Western Australia prepared by John Brand, Forest Products Commission in association with the Australian Sandalwood Network.