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Sustaining the future of Acacia plantation forestry - a synopsis


Griffin, AR and Nambiar, EKS and Harwood, CE and See, LS, Sustaining the future of Acacia plantation forestry - a synopsis, Southern Forests, 77, (1) pp. v-viii. ISSN 2070-2620 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.2989/20702620.2015.1011380


Australian acacias have a long history of diverse use, with Acacia mearnsii of particular significance in South Africa and Brazil. However, most of the 3 million ha now managed worldwide have been planted in South-east Asia in only the past three decades. Acacia mangium, A. auriculiformis, the hybrid between these two species, and A. crassicarpa are the most widely planted taxa. In Indonesia and Malaysia most plantations are managed by large companies but the grower base in Vietnam is very different with nearly 50% of the 1.2 million ha of acacia plantations managed by small farmers to supply an export woodchip market, local pulp mills and an expanding furniture manufacturing industry. Most of these tropical plantations are managed in rotation cycles of 78 years.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Forestry sciences
Research Field:Forestry management and environment
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Forestry
Objective Field:Hardwood plantations
UTAS Author:Griffin, AR (Professor Rod Griffin)
ID Code:118012
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-06-30
Last Modified:2017-06-30

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