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Growth and survival of termite-piped Eucalyptus tetrodonta and E. miniata in northern Australia: Implications for harvest of trees for didgeridoos

Werner, Patricia; Prior, Lynda D.; Forner, Josh


The most common canopy trees in the savannas of northern Australia, Eucalyptus tetrodonta and E. miniata are also two of the most common species harvested to make didgeridoos, the traditional musical instrument of northern Australian Aboriginal peoples now experiencing high demand from international markets. Most of the trees of the area naturally have hollow cores, or pipes, due to termite activity, but little is known of the relationships of the cores to size of tree, tree growth or survival....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Forest Ecology and Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2008.04.027


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