Malabar Neem TreesMalabar Neem originates from the Meliaceae family and is an indigenous species of tree to India, South East Asia and Australia, where it has been cultivated as a source of firewood. The tree can be cultivated in all types of soil and requiring a low supply of water on a daily basis. Malabar Neem has the unique feature of growing to 40 feet within 2 years from planting and can be mechanically pruned and harvested. As an energy crop, Malabar Neem has the potential of yielding in excess 50 tones of biomass on average per acre per annum over a 7 year period (before replanting is required). Its high calorific value makes it a viable source of feedstock for biomass power plants.
Malabar neem is a specie belonging to the neem family. This tree is known for its fast growth. In recent times the farmers around Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh & Kerala have found the utlity of this tree both as a low grade timber and also a very useful wood for ply wood industry. Under irrigated conditions this tree can be harvested at the end of 5th year for both timber and ply wood purpose. The yield will be minimum 50 tons on completion of two years .For commercial & domestic cultivation in the spacing dimension of 8'x8' (700 saplings per acre).The yield will be minimum 600 tons maximum 700 tons per acre on completion of 7 years . Download Brochure