This type of wood has become increasingly rare due to the excessive extent of exploitation. Natural one requires a significant amount of time to be sufficiently qualified for the making of end products. In this case, humans have been able to develop different methods of producing artificial agarwood to shorten its making time while still keeping its traditional benefits and essence. Below are some of the popular methods of making it adopted today:
- Creating probiotics: The advantage of this method is that it does not degrade the agarwood essence. However, its implementation is costly; and there are not many who are experienced in this method.
- Chemical substances implantation: This method is not too costly, but its implementation could degrade the agarwood quality, potentially causing harm to the end-users.
- Inflicting wounds on the Aquilaria tree: Based on this principle, humans inflict injuries on the trunk of the Aquilaria tree by gouging with an iron pipe.
- Transplanting agarwood on the Aquilaria tree: Humans leverage natural agarwood by transplanting it on other Aquilaria trees whose age varies from above 10. After five years of transplanting, artificial agarwood is produced. Although the scent and color of this type of agarwood produced by this method are not as significant as the natural one, its quality and uses are still quite decent. However, the drawback of this method is that not every Aquilaria tree can be transplanted successfully.