A significant step for improved hardwood

Millen, Paul
November 2009
New Zealand Tree Grower;Nov2009, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p36
This article focuses on the New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative, a genetic breeding programme for durable eucalypts. There is a plan to plant three breeding populations of Eucalyptus bosistoana in three different sites. Undergraduate students of the University of Canterbury's School of Forestry have completed two marketing studies on the potential for durable hardwood. A key obstacle to the project is funding.


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