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TEAK

The planting site has a strong effect on the growth, development and wood quality of teak plantations.

a. Rainfall and moisture

•Teak grows naturally over a wide range of climatic condition, from the very dry (500 mm/year) to the very moist (up to 5,000 mm/year)
• Production of high quality wood with optimum growth, the  annual rainfall  should be between 1,200 and 2,500 mm with a marked dry season of 3-5 months

b. Soil , Light and Temperature

•Teak grows best on deep, well-drained alluvial soils derived from limestone and Soil pH range is 5.0-8.0
•Teak requires High light intensity
•The optimum temperature  is 27-36°C