Belize Teak manages 300 acre plantation in southern Belize. In the forestry business, it means that we are really tiny. We planted our first teak tree in 1997 , and most of the remaining teak and mahogany trees were planted in the subsequent years 1998-2000.
We have started the “thinning” rotation in 2011. This means that each year we thin a certain number of acres, by cutting approximately 50% of the trees, and we keep in the ground the best performers. Because we do not thin all the teak at the same time, we have some variations in the production, but we also have some flexibility with choices of lumber.
This process produces for us a certain number of logs which can be sold as such, or they can be squared. Given the weather conditions in Belize, this process can happen ONLY when the ground is really dry, which means generally between March 1st and May 31st
The logs, or the squared logs, are stored in a container, and are air dried until they are shipped to you.
A log would have a minimum size of 5 inch diameter at the top , and may be between 30 and 40 inches at the bottom. Of course in the years, this size will increase.
Given our “artisanal” size, we have the flexibility to accommodate the customer’s requests, such as minimum diameter and length of the log, or the various sizes and lengths of the squared logs.
On average, we can produce between 35 and 80 cubic meters of lumber each year, equivalent approximately to 1 or 2 containers.
We prefer to ship a full container, but the smallest quantity we would ship is a “double lenght” pallet, which equates approximately to 2 cubic meters.
So, please, contact us, click the “request a quote”, and tell us about your needs. Your email will be kept confidential.