| Several varieties
of Eucalyptus were planted there, as: “grandis”,
“saligna” and also the real hardwood “Citriodora”.
Eventually to assist with the maintenance of the farm, Eucalyptus logs,
poles, timber, firewood and Christmas trees were sold in Sao Paulo.
to difficulties in obtaining Cunninghamia seedlings
locally, in order to
expand the Christmas trees operation, William Hering contacted a friend,in Hong
Kong, who promptly provided “Cunninghamia “ seeds which he
kepte in a fridge until Mr. Hering came to tu the US. The germination
of these were extremely satisfactory.
| But that
very year Mr.Hering “discovered” little Cunninghamia
seedlings in the oldest China-fir groves. From then on became a
routine, transplanting the tiny seedlings into trays and in a period of
years these were planted permanently
into a definitively properly prepared
open area. After being harvested as Christmas
trees,during 2 decades, these groves became populated by huge
Cunninghamias, due to the proper care dedicated to the sprouts which
grew from the stumps. Some of these big trees can be seen at the left
side (photo below).
Concrete lanes (
6 Km ) facilitate
access throughout the farm
concrete structures were provided to all concrete lanes