Department of Forestry and Environmental Science
UNIVERSITY OF SRI JAYEWARDENPURA, SRI LANKA ../
FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENT SYMPOSIUM
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K M A Bandara
Eucalyptus microcorys is the main forest plantation species producing high quality timber in the wet and intermediate zones of the up-country of Sri Lanka. Very few attempts have been made in the past to select genotypes of this species for better growth and timber yield. Two field trials have now been made with six seedlots from the CSIRO, Australia. The first experiment, at Dixon’s Corner in the up-country wet zone, showed that the provenance “NW of Wauchope” (New South Wales) performed well compared with the local landrace. The second experiment was established in both the dry and wet zones of the up-country. The provenances “Kendall” from New South Wales and “11 km W of Beerbu” from Queensland performed well in the wet zone, compared with the other tested provenances, but in the intermediate zone the growth rates of the imported provenances did not show any remarkable differences from that of the local landrace.
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