virmurco Sustainable Wood Products


The agroforestry project that originates the product featured on this website spans over 5,000 acres of land in the Philippines, and began in 1983 with a tree planting initiative to supplement the parcels of virgin forest on the property. This project has the distinction of being issued the very first Private Forest Development Agreement of its kind in the country by the Philippine Department of the Environment and National Resources (DENR).  Since that time, the Rose Industries Agroforestry project has been audited on an annual basis by DENR officials who catalog all of the planted forests, inventory nursery and seedling propagation, and provide technical assistance and guidance.

This forestry program represents one of the largest standing Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia Macrophylla) plantations in Southeast Asia, and is supported through internal propagation, harvesting and milling capabilities which comply with the standards of sustainable forestry and allow for an intact chain of custody to the end consumer.  In addition to Mahogany, significant numbers of Acacia (Samanea Saman) and Giant Ipil-Ipil (Leucaena leucocephala) trees have been established, as well as other native and transplanted species such as Teak (Tectona grandis), Narra (Pterocarpus indicus), and Spanish Cedar (Cedrela odorata).  To date, this initiative has accounted for the planting of over 10 million trees of different species, all tracked and registered, over more than a 30-year span.

This project continues to achieve its goals of creating local economic benefit through job creation, while facilitating  protected, self-sustaining and bio-diverse forest areas that will exist for many generations.

Rose industries agroforestry project