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Summary Conversion of large areas of native eucalypt forest to exotic conifer plantations in south-eastern Australia has met with considerable criticism from people and organizations outside the forestry industry. The effect on wildlife has been a particularly contentious issue. Recent research...
Summary There are as yet few insect pests in the Pinus radiata plantations of Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Europe. The present insect pests of these plantations are discussed and a comparison is made between those occurring in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Forecasts of possible...
Summary The main thrust of forest products research on the world scene in recent years has been directed towards improving the potential of those economies dependent upon the marketing of mixed timber species. Usually the need is greatest in the tropical and sub-tropical regions. Technological...
Summary Concern has been expressed in recent years over the number of trees of Norfolk Island pine showing crown deterioration and ultimate death in its natural environment—an isolated small island, in the South Pacific Ocean, of great conservation and tourist value. An account is given of the...
Summary The quantity of phosphorus (P) accumulated in the wood and bark of tree stems, and which is removed from the forest by harvesting, has been estimated for native Eucalyptus delegatensis stands and Pinus radiata plantations on the southern tablelands of New South Wales. The rates at which...
Summary Private forestry investment first began in Australia in the early 1900's, flourished up to the 1930's, stopped, and was renewed again in the 1960's and 70's. The activities of smaller and often questionable private companies offering investments in forestry (and often related real...
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