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Which Trees Are The Most Valuable Trees To Grow For Precious Wood?

Planting trees for precious wood provide stable income for farmers. Since ancient times, the wood industry is considered one of the industries that earn gold with huge profits. One of the reasons is that woods are often highly valued, both in terms of use value and price. Here are the top 10 tree species of high value for your reference if you are in need of business in this field.


As its name suggests, agarwood is a type of wood with a very pleasant scent similar to the gentle scent of sandalwood. It is formed from the aromatic resin of the old rotten wood of the agarwood tree, which people often call “wind gourd” or “do gourd”, accumulated for a long time and then transformed into. Therefore, the value of this wood is often very high.

This tree when mature can be about 20m high and the trunk diameter is usually 40 to 60cm and has light yellow wood, striped brown or dark brown flesh and is usually very heavy.

Agarwood brings great income to growers
Agarwood brings great income to growers

Rosewood tree

This is the most commonly grown wood in the Central Highlands and areas bordering Laos and Cambodia. It has a value ranging from 60 to 90 million/m3.

Like agarwood, this rosewood tree is quite fleshy, the wood has a pinkish-brown color interwoven with wood grains with black edges. This type of wood usually has an average harvest time of 30 years and a minimum harvest time of more than 15 years. However, the time for the tree to fully develop and give the highest yield is 50 to 60 years.

Succulent tree

There is no need to discuss the value of this wood because we all know it has a very high value, usually ranging from 15 to 20 million / kg. Therefore, it is also the most sought after and hunted tree by loggers today.

Red sapwood has a relatively high value in the market
Red sapwood has a relatively high value in the market

Unlike rosewood, sapwood has a rather short exploitation life of only 10 to 20 years, therefore, it is always ranked in the group of high-value and quick-returning trees. At maturity, this tree can reach a height of 10m, and is usually 20 to 30 cm in diameter, and the wood is usually dark red with black veins.

Sandalwood wood

Another child of the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands, one of the most valuable timber trees. That is cedar wood. This type of wood has a high market price ranging from 35 to 50 million VND/m3.

As mentioned above, this wood has a mild, very pleasant scent. Wood is very resinous and usually red, but after soaking in water can turn from red to green. Alike

mahogany tree

As a moisture-loving wood, it is often grown in provinces such as Quang Ninh, Bac Giang, Quang Tri, … and has a market price ranging from 20 to 40 million VND.

The selling price of mahogany is relatively high
The selling price of mahogany is relatively high

The characteristic of this wood is that it has a dark brown color with a little pattern and especially is not subject to termites. This type of wood usually has a harvest time of 8 to 10 years and is best 15 years when the tree reaches a height of 10m and a diameter is usually from 60 to 80cm with the highest yield.


As its name suggests, its defining feature is its jet-black wood. This type of wood is often grown in some provinces in the Northern mountainous region and the North Central region such as Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Hoa Binh, etc.

The selling price of ebony on the market today ranges from 60 to 70 million VND/m3. Therefore, it is always one of the most valuable timber species.

Ebony usually has a exploitation period of 20 to 30 years and is best 30 years when the tree reaches its peak yield which can be up to 30m tall and 60cm in diameter.

Black Muong

This is a type of wood that is grown a lot in the Central Highlands with an average market price of about 10 million VND/m3.

The characteristic of this wood is that the wood is dark brown and purple with no termites and grows quite quickly, with a exploitation time of 7 to 10 years (preferably 15 to 20 years). Mature trees can be 15m tall, and about 50-60cm wide in diameter.


It is a precious wood with very high value and it is also considered green gold thanks to its value and uses. It is not only a tree for wood, but it is also a medicinal plant, and is considered a spiritual wood. However, this type of wood is very difficult to grow and the payback period is quite long, so it is not often planted.

Jade wood

Although it is a rare wood with very high economic value, today it is planted very little and only for conservation purposes because of its preciousness. In addition, this type of wood is also toxic if not used properly.

Ngoc Am wood is one of the woods that bring great value to growers
Ngoc Am wood is one of the woods that bring great value to growers


Another precious wood is listed in the top 10 valuable timber species. Eucalyptus trees are often grown in high limestone mountains such as Chi Lang, Huu Lung, etc.

Above are the top 10 species of trees with high economic value, helping people to earn billions easily. Hopefully, this article can help people in choosing suitable wood varieties, bringing high economic value.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaney
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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