Through genetic improvement Pinus radiate D. Don, a sometimes windswept tree growing in small areas of the Monterey Bay and Cambria areas of California (USA) has become a highly significant plantation species in southern Australia (New Zealand and Chile). Other members of the pinus genus have followed into areas not suited to P.RADIATA. During the period of P.radiata plantation development in Australia, management of most natural eucalypt overseas countries parallel scenarios were in place with members of the eucalypt genus. However, with natural good form and vigour their initial planting stock was genetically ahead.1990 Jenkin
Report Year Archives: 2009
This report summarises the findings of visits to the University of Florida and various
companies in North America as well as plantations, processing facilities and research
laboratories in Paraguay and Argentina. The principal goal of this study was to gain a
better understanding of alternative silviculture regimes, processing methods and wood
quality evaluation procedures that could be applied in the Eucalyptus plantation forest
industry in Australia.
This report documents a 5 week study tour in Sweden, Finland and Denmark on sustainability
and operational aspects of forest biomass harvesting for energy generation. It describes
partnerships between forest owners and local governments, sustainable criteria for forest
residue harvesting, planning procedures and chain supply recommendations.
I visited HJ Andrews LTER (Oregon), Coyote Creek Catchment Experiment (Oregon), Wind
River Experimental Forest (Washington State), Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory (North
Carolina), and Hubbard Brook Long Term Ecological Research site (New Hampshire) during
June and July 2009. I spent 4 weeks at Oregon State University processing and analysing 10
years of streamflow data from the Warra Long Term Ecological Research Site paired
catchment experiments under the direction of Dr. Julia Jones (Geography department,
Oregon State University). I also attended an Isotopes in Hydrology research workshop which
coincided with my visit to OSU.
This report describes how and why the use of woody biomass for bioenergy is strongly supported
by the Canadian and United States governments at the state/provincial and federal levels with a
focus on the utilization of woody biomass from forests.