nazmin nursery cultivation of Sandalwood can be grown in a variety of soil with pH ranging from 7 to 8.5, with area temperature ranging from 5to 50C. It is not region specific and can adapt to different environmental conditions. The plantation-grown trees with irrigation and fertilization perform exceedingly well compared to natural forest conditions. The grown trees start to produce heartwood formations in about 3 to 4 years and develop good heart wood ranging in diameter from 40cm to 80cm and high ranging between 15 to 40 ft in about 12 to15 years. After 12 years each plants may yield 20 to 35 kg heartwood, depend upon the growth of tree. Harvesting at this age is much more economical and commercially viable. The sandalwood oil obtained at this age may range from 3.5 to 4 percent with good percentage of total santalol content and in the roots oil content is 4 to 6 percentage.
Providing good host plants are the important criteria for the healthy growth of sandalwood. The sandalwood tree is apartial root parasite, requiring another host tree by its side, through which it draws nutrient for its good growth.
Well- developed healthy seeding of 6 to 8 months old and 1 to 2ft height is ideal for planting In the field. In one acre land total plants be around 435. the distance from plant to plant is 10 ft (10’*10’). The pits size 45cm*45cm*45cm.