The Boardman Tree Farm is a timber farm owned by the GreenWood Tree Farm Fund and the farm is managed by a Portland-based farm management group. The boardman’s wood farm is located in Morrow, County Oregon, and lines the interstate 84.5 miles west of the I-82 junction. GreenWood Resource is an area of 25000 hectares and is planted with thousands of hybrid trees. Trees are planted very neatly with arranged and equidistant distances, even the size of the trees that have grown until now are also simultaneously and all are almost the same, have parallel heights and the thickness of the trunk is also the same so as to produce an extraordinary and amazing sight when viewed.
Boardman Tree Farm Land Area
For those of you who are willing to spend your vacation with your family, the “Boardman Tree Farm” farm is one of the most beautiful travel destinations. There is a number of knowledge that you can get about wood trees and at the same time the extraordinary beauty that is born from the hands of agricultural experts.
The Boardman Tree Farm is one of many lands owned by GreenWood Resources in North America, South America, and including China. One that is very easy to access is the timber farm located next to the interstate. This farm is not in one place, it is broken up in several places. There are 40 acres, 70 acres and have their own path to access there. Each hectare contains about 600 trees. The size of the tree is the same, the thickness of the trunk is the same and has the same height so as to provide a beauty that is worthy of being seen by eyes that are thirsty for natural beauty.
Controlled with Computerized Technology
As irrigation for watering, they use drip irrigation which is claimed to be the largest drip irrigation in the country. They use 9 pumps with a power of 1000 horsepower, the water is taken from the Columbia River at a speed of drawing water can reach 117000 gallons per minute. The water drop line can be more than 9000 drip points. Uniquely, all of them have used advanced technology, they use computers to control everything. Well, because it is controlled by a computer, each log of wood in the “Boardman Tree Farm” farm gets the right and stable amount of water, this allows the trees to grow at maximum speed with the same height and thickness of the tree.
The use of pesticides is very limited, because they also use an integrated pest control process. They use sawdust and sawdust to control weeds in the soil and this also limits the tree’s need for fertilizer.
The trees that are cultivated at the Boardman tree farm are Pacific Albus species, this means Pacific eucalyptus and has become their trademark. This wood is a hybrid of 4 or even 5 different poplars. The result of this cross produces a quality wood with fast growth, straight stems, does not require much water, so that the income from the cultivation of this wood becomes more optimal with less capital.
To be harvested, Pacific Albus wood takes 10 to 12 years. This wood is then harvested by cutting it down and sending it to factories for various purposes. Wood chips are used as raw material for making paper, while older and taller trees are harvested to be used as production wood. Even the finer parts of the sawdust are pressed into bricks for fireplaces and wood stoves.
The wood processing factory is operated by GreenWood resource and is located in the middle of a tree plantation. Every year they can harvest as much as 2000 hectares of wood. This processed lumber is then marketed to various countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico.
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