Blackwood -- let us not neglect coppice

Brown, Ian
August 2008
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2008, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p22
The article focuses on coppicing in blackwood. Regeneration can be done by blackwoods from ground-stored seeds after fire and from disturbed roots. Coppicing has been deemed as an evolved response to predation by giant marsupials that have recently become extinct. It is considered a useful salvage option for blackwoods that are malformed from neglect, accident or predation and has been used by Eurpean foresters in their deciduous hardwoods for many centuries. The early thinning of coppice shoots is commonly practiced with eucalypts.


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