Geography of Eucalypts

The importance of forest plantations in meeting the needs for future wood supplies as well as providing other services is well recognized, but few issues are more contentious than that of the role of species of the genus Eucalyptus in forestry plantation programmes. Sometimes it seems, from the extreme statements that are made in its condemnation or defence, that eucalypts are either loved or hated. assistant director-general, Forestry Department, FAO, 1995 It has been little more than two...