Plantation Eucalypt Species for Solid Wood Products – A Profile of Eucalyptus muelleriana

Plantation Eucalypt Species for Solid Wood Products – A Profile of Eucalyptus muelleriana

The start of the 21st century is a critical time for Australia’s forest industry. It is burdened with a
significant trade deficit ($2.2 billion in 2001) and is shrouded in controversy as public pressure to
cease timber harvesting in native forests continues to escalate. Both of these issues are mounting
pressure on the industry to increase the production of sawn timber from plantations.