Growth of Saligna Eucalyptus: A Spacing Study After Ten Years

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Saligna eucalyptus trees, planted in Hawaii in 1961 at spacings ranging from 8-by-8 to 14-by-14 feet have grown rapidly in height and diameter. After 10 years, trees in all spacings averaged more than 90 feet tall. Average diameter ranged from 7.6 inches in the 8-foot spacing to 10.6 inches in the 14-foot spacing. The wide spacings tested appear to be better than narrow spacings for growing sawtimber.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Forester, Pacific SW Forest and Range Exp. Sta., Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Berkeley, Calif., Stationed at Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication date: June 1, 1973

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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