Eucalyptus in the British Isles

Leslie, Andrew, Mencuccini, Maurizio and Perks, Mike P. (2011) Eucalyptus in the British Isles. Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 105 (1). pp. 43-53.

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Eucalypts have been planted successfully in Great Britain and Ireland since the mid nineteenth century. While most of the seven hundred species of eucalypts are not suited to the relative cold of the climate of the British Isles, trials in Britain and Ireland have shown that certain species and subspecies can grow successfully. Further, some eucalypts are the fastest growing trees in the British Isles with mean annual increments of between 25 m3/ha/year and 38 m3/ha/year being reported. Rapid development of a wood biomass energy sector has encouraged a reassessment of the potential of eucalypts grown on short rotations as a source of energy. This article describes the history of eucalypts in the British Isles and their potential.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Quarterly Journal of Forestry
Publisher: Greenings of Ashford Ltd
ISSN: 0033-5568
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Additional Information: Alternative title: A history of Eucalyptus in Britain.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 13:09
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2018 01:31


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