The seedlings are raised in nurseries then transplanted in the forest. It is important to note that all stages up to harvesting are done in an artisanal manner – no industrial processes are used.

The local tribe members are in charge of planting, harvesting and the sale of sandalwood to the distilleries. Only 40-50 year trees are felled each year and natural regeneration is greater than the harvest. Also, three trees are planted for each one felled.


Trees are selected and identified by a hammering of the trunk and the cutting down controlled by the forest department.

The authorized quantity does not exceed the natural capacity of regeneration. 

The young trees brought up in tree nursery, are then transplanted in natural environment.