Panama Teak Forestry is currently launching our timber extraction project from Lake Bayano, Panama. The rare wood´s high quality has been boosted during its extended stay underwater because much of the resin has leaked out. The fiber of the trees stay in excellent condition when submerged, which results in a perfectly preserved tropical hardwood. Our 10 year project has a potential yield of 25,000,000 bdft.
Unlike timber companies that just sell logs on a predetermined harvest date, Panama Teak Forestry manages its timber assets through the full production cycle. Our experienced managers select suitable land and then supervise the preparation of the soil, the planting and management of the trees, and the staged harvest of the mature timber.
Because we have our own kiln and mill, we can produce high quality, cut-to-spec lumber. Milled and kiln-dried lumber can be sold for three times the price of logs or it can be made into furniture, adding even more value to the finished product.
Panama Teak Forestry minimizes costs and maximizes profits by controlling the entire production process, from the planting of seedlings through the sale of processed lumber and furniture to the world market. This eliminates the inefficiencies, quality control problems, and “middleman” expenses built into the typical lumber production cycle.
Panama Teak Forestry also brings a vertically integrated approach to the management of our properties. We practice holistic agro-forestry, a whole land management strategy in which timber, crops, and livestock such as cattle and sheep are all produced on the company´s properties. The goal is to maximize the productive value of the land while reducing erosion and improving overall soil health.
Panama Teak Forestry has set aside more than 10% of its land as protected tropical jungle. We have created biological corridors along rivers and streams and in ecologically sensitive areas to protect wetlands and Mangalore jungle areas. Our goal is to increase the biodiversity of the land under our management, providing watershed protection and animal habitat.
The tabs above will take you on a journey through our timber properties, mill, agro-forestry development programs, and jungle preserves. As we say in Panama, bienvenidos!