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Variation in rotary veneer recovery from Australian plantation Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens


McGavin, RL and Bailleres, H and Hamilton, M and Blackburn, D and Vega, M and Ozarska, B, Variation in rotary veneer recovery from Australian plantation Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens, BioResources, 10, (1) pp. 313-329. ISSN 1930-2126 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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The processing of Australian plantation-grown Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens into rotary veneer was shown to produce acceptable recoveries. Three plantation sites for each species were sampled. Silvicultural treatments (thinning and pruning) and growing environments varied between sites. Graded veneer recoveries were dominated by D-grade veneer across all six sites. Variation between the E. nitens sites was evident, with recoveries differing between sites reflecting silvicultural treatments. However, only minimal variation in recovery was shown between the E. globulus sites. The presence of similar levels of defects across all E. globulus sites indicates that the intensive silvicultural management at one site studied was not effective in the production of clear wood, and may possibly have adversely affected grade recovery. Veneer value analysis demonstrated only minimal differences between E. globulus sites. More variation was observed in the E. nitens value analysis; however, intensive silvicultural management implemented did not necessarily result in higher veneer value.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Eucalyptus, veneer, hardwood, plantation, grade quality, recovery, silviculture, pruning, thinning
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry product quality assessment
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Native forests
UTAS Author:Hamilton, M (Dr Matthew Hamilton)
UTAS Author:Blackburn, D (Dr David Blackburn)
UTAS Author:Vega, M (Dr Mario Vega Rivero)
ID Code:106008
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2016-01-25
Last Modified:2017-11-09

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