Coopmar is a cooperative that was founded in 2012 to aggregate small farmers producing eucalyptus timber around the Paru river in the Almeirim area of the state of Pará in northern Brazil. Currently, the cooperative has 164 members that jointly hold approximately 3,500 hectares mature plantations with approximately 1 million m3 of eucalyptus trees ready to harvest.
The purpose of the cooperative is to provide services for its members, such as supply of saplings, planting, maintenance, harvesting, technical assistance and certification services.
Coopmar has many years of experience as a service provider and in supplying wood fibre to the pulp and paper industry. The cooperative has machinery and staff to produce approximately 15,000 m3 of trees per month.
The plantations consist of the eucalyptus specie Urograndis and have clones carrying 50 years of research and development made by one of the oldest pulp mills in Brazil. The clones generate 52.2 percent pulp, which is among the highest values in the world. About 80 percent of the trees consist of the clone 3267, with a base density of about 530 kg per m3.