two thousand different pine and broad-leaf varieties that make up the
natural forests of Nicaragua, represent one of the countrys greatest
resources and offer excellent investment opportunities.
|FACTS OF INTEREST
|Among the Nicaraguan precious woods are:
- Aromatic cedar
- Pacific Mahogany
- Nicaragua has the most diversified forest in Central
America. A total of 65 varieties have been identified as commercially
- The species with major commercial potential are: pine, cedar,
guanacaste, mahogany and rosewood.
- million hectacres ( 1 hectacre = 2.47 acres ) of suitable land are
available for plantations.
- In Las Segovias region, in the northern part of the country, the
available volume of standing pine trees to be managed is 81,482,000 cubic meters. ( 1 m3 =
35.34 ft 3 )
- In the Northern and Southern regions of the Caribbean Coast and in the
San Juan River area, the total standing broad-leaf available is 85,881,000 cubic meters.
- The average annual capacity of working sawmills is 80,000 cubic meters.
- There is a modern laboratory for wood analysis, and the potential of
this sector is well-documented
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