The location of our hardwood plantation is ideal in terms of climate as it is an area with high rainfall (approximately 1,400m, a year) and what is known as a bimodal pattern of rainfall. This means that the area has two rainy seasons. The first and major rainy season starts in March and goes through to mid-July. Then there is a second, minor rainy season that starts in August and which goes on until the end of October (peaking in September.) In between those dates there is a brief, drier period from the middle of July until the middle of August and a much longer dry spell between November and February. Close analysis of the rainfall pattern can be found at the nearest station – Kumasi. This closely monitors the rainfall patterns at the Afram Headwaters Forest Reserve. This data shows that rainfall seems to be very evenly distributed throughout March to October and in that period the forest growth is extremely vigorous. The highest levels of rainfall are between April and July (approximately 50% of the total rainfall) which is why it is known as the major season, whilst approximately 30% of the rain falls between September and November (the minor season.) Between November and February, the reserve is relatively dry. In terms of temperature, the reserve has constant high temperatures year-round, with little variation. It is this reliability of climate that enables us to guarantee the constant supply of high quality teak, and in turn, the constant and dependable returns for our investors.
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