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This document is part of a series of four guidance reports that cover topics related to small-scale farm forestry, private native forestry, and Indigenous managed forest lands. Learn more about the other reports and documents via this link.

Tasmanian blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus) is a commercially important plantation tree species widely grown across southern Australia and in Mediterranean climates around the world. It is typically grown as a short rotation (10-15 year) crop producing high-quality woodchips that are predominantly exported for pulp and paper manufacturing in Asia. It is Australia’s second most important plantation species, with 344,500 ha (20% of all plantation and 47% of hardwood plantations). Its commercial distribution in Australia is concentrated in Victoria and south-west WA, with important areas in Tasmania and South Australia.


Pat Groenhout, Jill Roscoe & Tuesday Phelan, Greenwood Strategy Solutions Pty Ltd.

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