Representative Heights Assessing Whole-Tree Values and the Within-Tree Variations of Derived Wood Properties in Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. globulus
The quality breeding for high pulp yield and strength in the pulp production has attracted interest especially for Eucalyptus. The increment core method without cutting a tree is effective and efficient in the practical quality breeding program , but this is an indirect selection method that requires the prediction of whole-tree properties using clear implications between wood and pulp properties. Derived wood properties, such as Runkel ratio, solid factor, vessel R/T ratio and fiber coarseness, have been recognized an important traits for pulp and paper properties in Eucalyptus . We examined the within-tree variations of derived wood properties in E. camaldulensis and E. globulus trees with the aim of determining the representative height in the trunk to indicate whole-tree values.
KeywordsOuter Part Increment Core Pulp Production Eucalyptus Camaldulensis Paper Property
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