| Several varieties of Eucalyptus were planted there, as: “grandis”, “saligna”
and also the real hardwood “Citriodora”.
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,Edwin William
Hering contacted a friend,in Hong Kong John Patrick Holman,who
promptly provided “Cunninghamia “seeds
which he kepte in a fridge in California, until
Mr. Hering came to the US for picking them up.
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 2 ½ years these were planted permanently into a 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 of the harvested Christmas trees. Some of
these big trees can be seen at the left side
lanes ( 6 Km ) facilitate
throughout the farm
solid concrete structures were provided to all