RISE
Volume 21 No. 1 - Eucalyptus urophylla and Acacia mangium
Development of tree plantations has been encourage by both the government and private sectors to sustain the raw material requirements and continued operations of the wood-based industries and the demand for fuelwood for household and commercial purposes.
For shorter rotation and faster return of investment, fast-growing tree species are the general choices of tree growers/farmers. Among these species are the Acacia Mangium and Eucalyptus urophylla which have been found to grow well in some parts of the country. At the same time, these species also have certain properties that make them very usable for various end-uses.
This publication is an output of an Australian Government's Aus/Aid Public Sector Linkages Program Activity entitled "Assessing the Economic Potential of Key Tree Species from Trial Plots to Improve Livelihood of Small Timber Growers in the Philippines" that was conducted in 2007 by Australian counterpart Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia (CSIRO) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) and the Bukidnon Forest Incorporated (BFI) as lead and second counterparts in the Philippines, respectively.
The technical information herein are based mostly on the experiences of the BFI in its tree plantations in the Province of Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines. It is intended to guide tree farmers in the planting of these species.
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