Durable Eucalypts on Drylands: Protecting and Enhancing Value
The workshop “Durable Eucalypts on Drylands: Protecting and Enhancing Value” was held on the 19 April 2017 at the Marlborough Research Centre in Blenheim. On the 20 April 2017 a field visit followed to one of the NZ Dryland Forests Initiative’s (NZDFI) breeding trials, located on land owned by the Marlborough District Council near Blenheim, and then to Nelson Pine Industries Ltd’s LVL processing plant in Richmond, Nelson. The main aims of the workshop were (i) to inform our supporters and the wider public of the recent progress in establishing a forest industry based on durable eucalypts and (ii) to enable international experts to review our research programme. While the challenges associated with growing and processing durable eucalypts are general, those organising this workshop have a specific interest in addressing local issues and uncertainties. The workshop attracted participants spanning a broad range of nationalities, interests and expertise, and we gained valuable feedback on the NZDFI research programme. The workshop enabled NZDFI to strengthen and expand domestic and international collaborations. Contents: Shaf van Ballekom & Paul Millen. NZDFI: achievements, constraints and opportunities.
Serajis Salekin, Justin Morgenroth & Euan Mason. Site characterisation and growth modelling for durable eucalypts: a case study in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Tim Wardlaw. Managing the health of plantation eucalypts in Tasmania.
Tara Murray & Huimin Lin. Managing insect pest risks for durable eucalypts in New Zealand: optimised monitoring and selection for tolerance.
Monika Sharma & Clemens Altaner. New Zealand grown eucalypts for rotary peeled veneer production.
Jeffrey Morrell & Shalinney Lipeh. Non-destructive assessment of natural durability: a U.S. perspective.
Laurie Cookson. Determining the natural durability of eucalypts in Australia.
Yanjie Li & Clemens Altaner. Improving heartwood quality of durable eucalypts.
Paul Schroeder Propagation of eucalypts. David Leung. Tissue culture of eucalypts: micropropagation of Eucalyptus bosistoana.
Tomo Kakitani. The global timberlization movement and the potential for durable eucalypts: downstream opportunities.