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Growth responses of Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens to pruning and fertiliser treatments in a plantation managed for solid-wood products

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Wiseman, D and Pinkard, EA and Wardlaw, TJ and Mohammed, CL and Hall, M and Beadle, CL, Growth responses of Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens to pruning and fertiliser treatments in a plantation managed for solid-wood products, Southern Forests, 71, (1) pp. 21-29. ISSN 2070-2620 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2989/SF.2009.71.1.3.740

Abstract

© NISC Pty Ltd. The responses of Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens to pruning (removal of 0 or 60% of the green crown depth) in two lifts and nitrogen (N) fertiliser application (0 [N0], 100 [N1], 300 [N3] and 500 [N5] kg N ha"1) were compared at a site in south-east Tasmania under conditions where both species can be successfully grown. Pruning reduced growth of both species, but the final measured volume (at age 5.7 years) of pruned trees in the N3 and N5 treatments was greater than in the unpruned trees in the N0 treatment. Eucalyptus nitens exhibited superior growth over the course of the experiment and showed a larger volume response to applied N than E. globulus during one growth period. Eucalyptus nitens had a higher incidence of decay infections in pruned stubs because of its tendency to have larger branches than E. globulus, though the overall incidence of decay was very low.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Forestry Sciences
Research Field:Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments
Objective Field:Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Author:Wiseman, D (Miss Danielle Wiseman)
Author:Pinkard, EA (Dr Elizabeth Pinkard)
Author:Mohammed, CL (Associate Professor Caroline Mohammed)
Author:Beadle, CL (Dr Christopher Beadle)
ID Code:62356
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2010-03-11
Last Modified:2014-11-21
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