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Table 5 Australian regional growth rates for wood plantations

From: Planted forest development in Australia and New Zealand: comparative trends and future opportunities

Species Mean Annual Increment (m3 ha-1 yr-1) Rotation length (years) Region(s)
Temperate eucalypts (pulpwood) 10 - 19 12 - 25 Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, south-west Western Australia
Temperate eucalypts (sawlog) 20 - 27 14 - 20 Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, south-west Western Australia
Araucaria spp. 15 50 Queensland, northern New South Wales
Pinus radiata 16 - 21 30 Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, south-west Western Australia, South Australia
Pinus elliotii and P. caribaea hybrids 15 - 18 30 Queensland, northern New South Wales
Eucalyptus nitens 15 15 Tasmania
  1. Source: Gavran et al. (2012).