Tree Nursery Budget


  • Category: Management
  • Author: Fabrice Feyton
  • Published: Feb. 23, 2021
  • Views: 37

Did you know that it would take $1893.74 equivalent to 1,750,000 Rwandan Franc to successfully set up a nursery that will produce 50,000 agroforestry seedlings? All requirements and prices are listed in the table.

A tree nursery is a managed site, designed to produce tree seedlings grown under favorable conditions until they are ready for planting. Nurseries vary in size. Setting up a nursery requires different considerations and budgets. In this article, we will use the example of setting up a nursery for agroforestry species which is estimated to produce 50,000 seedlings.

Action/ Item Measure Quantity Price/Unit Total Price
Nursery preparation        
Nursery poster Ff 0.3 $54.11 $54.11
Space renting ha Ff $41.45 $41.45
Seeds bed preparation Are 3.75 $4.33 $16.23
Seedbed building and covering Bed 20 $28.68 $573.53
Sowing and covering day 8 $1.41 $11.25
Cover grass Size 4 $1.41 $5.63
Pesticides (Dethane) Kg 0.5 $3.03 $1.51
Filling containers Bag 50,000 $0.004 $216.43
Transplanting in containers Seedling 50,000 $0.005 $270.53
Watering, weeding Seedling 50,000 $0.004 $216.43
Grading Seedlings 50,000 $0.002 $108.21
Containers (Bags) Kg 85 $3.79 $321.94
Calliandra Kg 1 $15.58 $15.58
Senna spectabillis Kg 1 $4.29 $4.29
Grevillia robusta Kg 1 $27.05 $27.05
Markhamia Kg 1 $4.16 $4.16
Cedrela Kg 1 $10.82 $10.82
Nursery register Pce 1 $1.62 $1.62
Manure and fertilizer FUSO 0.3 $48.70 $14.61
Wheelbarrow Pce 1 $24.35 $24.35
Arrosoir Pce 6 $1.35 $8.12
Total       $1893.74
Cost/Seedling       $0.04

The table above illustrates prices based on minimum wage and item cost based on Rwanda, it may vary depending on the country. The table is used for the purpose of education, for better market-oriented planning consider hiring a professional forester.

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