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Ok, I found something about this sandel-wood. The discription comes very near to the wood I mean. It can bee the yellow sandelwood. The yellow one is described on a German page as very well smelling wood, used by perfume-industries. And very expensive! The latinum names are:

"Santalum album"," Santalaceen" and there is one more but only growin in the southsee territories "Santalum freysinetianum"

So timber, it is your ball. Play with it ;-)

Hope you find out something.

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Santalum album

n : parasitic tree of Indonesia and Malaysia having fragrant

close-grained yellowish heartwood with insect-repelling

properties and used, e.g., for making chests [syn: sandalwood

tree, true sandalwood, Santalum album]

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Sandalwood \San"dal*wood\, n. [F. sandal, santal, fr. Ar.

[,c]andal, or Gr. sa`ntalon; both ultimately fr. Skr.

candana. Cf. Sanders.] (Bot.)

(a) The highly perfumed yellowish heartwood of an East Indian

and Polynesian tree (Santalum album), and of several

other trees of the same genus, as the Hawaiian Santalum

Freycinetianum and S. pyrularium, the Australian S.

latifolium, etc. The name is extended to several other

kinds of fragrant wood.

(:o Any tree of the genus Santalum, or a tree which yields


© The red wood of a kind of buckthorn, used in Russia for

dyeing leather (Rhamnus Dahuricus).

False sandalwood, the fragrant wood of several trees not of

the genus Santalum, as Ximenia Americana, Myoporum

tenuifolium of Tahiti.

Red sandalwood, a heavy, dark red dyewood, being the

heartwood of two leguminous trees of India (Pterocarpus

santalinus, and Adenanthera pavonina); -- called also

red sanderswood, sanders or saunders, and


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Again me,

I think it is not sandalwood. I found on another page, that the typical sandalwood oil is produced only by trees of at least 25 years of age.

But they write that there are many kinds of sandalwood that is used to make perfumes.

So I feel not sure anymore.


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Contribution from Andrew Rado, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Kununurra, Western Australia.

Sandalwood has long been used by man and it plays an important role as a ceremonial burning material during religious rites of Hindus, Buddhists, Parsis and Moslems in South-east Asia. The high value of the wood and the oil has led to a steady decline of native sandalwood trees and increasing efforts to establish plantations. Work is being undertaken in the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) to grow sandalwood under irrigated plantation conditions.

Sandalwood is the source of sandalwood oil, a high value oil used in perfumes, soaps and incenses. The wood itself is also prized for woodcarving. Some thirty species of sandalwood occur throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific region; six species are native to Australia. One species, Santalum spicatum, is presently being harvested in the Goldfields region of Western Australia and sells for about $10 000 per tonne.

Santalum album, a native of Indonesia, is the most valuable species, with the wood containing about 7% oil. It is currently being harvested from natural stands in Indonesia and sells for $23 000 per tonne. Unfortunately, the resource is being rapidly depleted due to unsustainable harvesting. The perceived rotation length of S. album in Indonesia and the ORIA in northern Australia is 20 to 30 years which is much shorter than the 100 years for the native Australian species, Santalum spicatum.

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Another possibility: The translation from German is: Eaglewood or maybe "AGARWOOD"

The latin name is: Aquilaria sinensis

This tree produces the fragrant wood only if manually infected with a nondangerous mushroom. This comes together with the take care thing I have heard about. I found out about this wood at a page of the WWF.

They are helping Southamerican Indians to get an income with this asian tree.

The highest price you can get for the wood is for one kilogram up to 50.000 dollars. But this wood has to stay under the ground for some hundret years to become fermented. I dont know what price you can get for the manually planted and infected wood. And I also dont know how long they have to grow to produce enough heartwood. Dont forget they told me six year old trees wer harvested. So if anyone can deliver information? You are welcome.

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Another short article for information. AWhat is the treatment? I think they put a fungus onto the wound.


Aloeswood is the resinous wood from the Aquilaria tree, an evergreen tree native to northern India, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It's scientific name is Aquilara Malaccensis Lam. or Aquilaria agallocha.

It is a very popular ingredient in Japanese incense and is often used in Traditional Chinese, Unanai, Ayurvedic, and Tibetan medicine.

The Aquilaria tree grows up to 40 meters high and 60 centimeters in diameter. It bears sweetly-scented, snow-white flowers. The trees frequently become infected with a parasite fungus or mold, Phialophora parasitica, and begin to produce an aromatic resin, in response to this attack. It is this precious resinous wood that is treasured around the world. Today the resin is commonly called Jinko, Aloeswood, Agarwood, and Oud.

The resin of a tree from a natural fungal attack and immune response is commonly known as agar #1. An inferior resin is created by the deliberate wounding of an aquilaria tree; leaving it more susceptible to a fungal attack by using a forced method. This is commonly called agar #2.

The fungus and decomposition process continue to generate a very rich and dark resin forming within the heartwood. The resin created as a natural immune response makes the most sacred oil on the planet. The wood is extremely rare and often very difficult to obtain, as well as being quite expensive. The best quality is Kyara, which comes in four types: Green, Iron, Purple, and Black.

There are many stories about aloeswood being buried under the ground for hundreds of years. This legend comes from an old Chinese book on incense, but today most aloeswood comes from infected trees that, although in the process of decaying and dying, are indeed still standing. However, sometimes the roots become infected with the fungus and these can be found underground.

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Jeah you are right,

I love the internet. I dont know how I lived and had to find out things by using phonecalls without the internet some years ago.

Your discription is perfect with the gutter. I went out with empty hands and came back with a full bag of informations.

The agarwood comes pretty near to the few points I heard of my Thai-friend, but as long as I didn`t see the trees I cant be sure.

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This site showsthe profits of Agarwood if you let this organisation take care of your farm. You can choos the product and the size of the farm. Then you have to do your investment and pay monthly or yearly expenses. After 6 years you will receive your profit of about 250 percent. If you manage to do your own farm, I guess it is very cheaper.

In my mind, I would not trust such a organization so easy. I have to see that farm first with its trees.


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