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Firewood harvest from forests of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Part 1: Long-term, sustainable supply available from native forests

West, P.W.; Cawsey, E.M.; Stol, Jacqui; Freudenberger, David


The Murray-Darling Basin is a 1 million km2 agricultural region of south-eastern Australia, although 29% of it retains native forests. Some are mallee eucalypt types, whilst the 'principal' types are dominated mainly by other eucalypt species. One-third of the 6-7 million oven-dry tonne of firewood burnt annually in Australia is obtained from these forests, principally through collection of coarse woody debris. There are fears that removal of this debris may prejudice the floral and faunal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Biomass and Bioenergy
DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2008.02.017


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