Forestry Technologies ::Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Common name: Eucalyptus

Scientific name: Eucalyptus teriticornis

Family: Myrtaceae

Native: Australia andTasmania

No. of sub species: more than700

Rainfall: 330 mm to 1500 mm

Tree Height: 20 to 50 m

Tree girth: The plant grows up to 2 m in circumference


Eucalyptus Tree


Bark


Leaves


Land suitability: Arid plains     
  
Land selection
  • Avoid highly alkaline and saline lands
  • Soil pH: Should be between 6 to 8
  • Avoid excessive soil erosion and water stagnation in the land

Land Selection

Nursery technology

  • Seeds are viable upto three moths
  • Nursery bed size: 1.2 x 1.2 x .03m (Length x width x height)
  • Seeds are mixed with sand and broadcasted over the mother bed
  • Finally cover the mother bed with thin layer of soil
  • Keep a layer of paddy straw for mulching

Planting

  • Light requirement: Light demander species
  • Spacing: 2 x 2 m
  • No of Plants: 625 plants per acre
  • After two years trees can attain 3.2 m
  • Silvicultural operations: Pruning, weeding and thinning

Eucalyptus Nursery

Rotation: Four years (For clonal varieties)
Yield: An average of 40 tons per acre in places where water is available
Income: At intervals of 4-5 years, Rs. 75,000 per acre can earn as revenue
Utility value: Eucalyptus can be used as pulpwood, Plywood and oil industries

For more details contact following address
Dean,
Forest College and Research Institute,
Mettupalayam,
Coimbatore - 641301.
Phone: 04254 - 222398, 222010
Email: deanformtp@tnau.ac.in


Plantation
Update on: April,2015

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