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Firewood harvest from forests of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Part 2: Plantation resource required to supply present demand

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


The Murray-Darling Basin covers 1 M km2 and occupies most of inland, south-eastern, mainland Australia. Large areas have been cleared and are now used for agriculture. In this paper, estimates are made of the minimum area of Eucalyptus globulus plantation forests needed to be established in the Basin to supply 2.25 M oven-dry t yr-1 of firewood annually, the amount of firewood harvested presently from the native forests which remain in the Basin. If plantations were established in higher...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Biomass and Bioenergy
DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2008.02.018


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