E. tricarpa wood properties

December 11, 2019

2019 School of Forestry Honours graduate  Lisa Nguyen assessed the wood properties of two-year-old E. tricarpa for her thesis. She found it to be a species with high stiffness but a positive correlation between stiffness and growth strain, meaning any breeding programme to reduce growth strain would result in a trade-off in stiffness. The species also was found to have relatively low growth rate. Lisa assessed the heritabilties of key traits and made recommendations for future E. tricarpa breeding programmes.

Read Lisa’s thesis here.