Journal article

Evaluation of Eucalyptus red gum species and provenances for inland humid subtropical regions of southern China

Bohai Li, Roger J Arnold, Jianzhong Luo, Thomas G Baker

AUSTRALIAN FORESTRY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS AUSTRALASIA | Published : 2016

Abstract

There is a long history of eucalypt planting in inland regions of southern China where humid summers and frequent winter frosts and extreme cold events are features of the climate. Although early eucalypt plantings suffered widespread failures, some species managed to survive with individual trees in some plantings growing to impressive sizes with diameter at breast height (DBH) exceeding 50 cm. One of the most productive and best adapted species in the plantings was Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Two species-provenance trials were established in southern and central Hunan province in 2006 primarily to explore the potential of E. camaldulensis and the related E. tereticornis, but also to provide ..

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Grants

Awarded by People's Republic of China's Ministry of Science and Technology 12th 5-year plan


Funding Acknowledgements

Support for the compilation and analyses of data for this report and the subsequent write-up was provided by the project 'Breeding of new varieties of eucalypts for combined high productivity and stress tolerance' of the People's Republic of China's Ministry of Science and Technology 12th 5-year plan [project number: 2012BAD01B0401].