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Eucalyptus globulus: Global Timber Resource Map

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EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS: CULTIVATED FORESTS WORLD MAP

Eucalyptus globulus cultivated forests worldwide / Eucalyptus globulus cultivation map / Tasmanian Blue Gum forests in the world / Mapa de plantaciones de Eucalipto globulus en el mundo / Mapa de cultivo de Eucalipto globulus en el mundo / Gustavo Iglesias Trabado / GIT Forestry Consulting - Consultoría y Servicios de Ingeniería Agroforestal, Lugo, Galicia, España, Spain / Eucalyptologics - Information Resources on Eucalyptus Cultivation Around the World(Click image to enlarge, 940 x 768 px)
(A larger 1280 x 1024 higher quality version is available upon request)

EUCALYPTOLOGICS received a commission from Universidade de Vigo & Asociación Monte-Industria to ellaborate a global resource map for cultivated Eucalyptus globulus forests. The result, displayed above, depicts geographic and quantitative information about the major and minor areas of Tasmanian Blue Gum cultivation around the world. A timeline of key events ranging from the discovery of the species at Recherche Bay two hundred years ago to the current timber crop situation worldwide is also included.

Eucalyptus globulus cultivated forests in Galicia, Northern Spain / Bosque cultivado de Eucalipto globulus en Galicia, Norte de España / Gustavo Iglesias Trabado / GIT Forestry Consulting - Consultoría y Servicios de Ingeniería Agroforestal, Lugo, Galicia, España, Spain / Eucalyptologics - Information Resources on Eucalyptus Cultivation Around the World
There are some 2.3 million hectares of E. globulus plantations in the world and roughly a 50% of this concentrates in the Atlantic climate areas of Spain and Portugal, making of EUROGLOBULUS a strategic timber resource for pulpwood and solid wood based industrial lines in Iberia and Europe. Australia, Chile and Uruguay complete the Top 5 for this type of cultivated forests and together with Iberia concentrate more than 85% of E. globulus timber resources in the world.

Their potential as renewable timber sources to diminish logging pressure on natural forests and their potential as massive carbon sinks to diminish the effects of global warming are two of the major contributions of Ferdinand Mueller's Prince of Eucalypts to sustainable development.

Acknowledgements

To Brad M. Potts, René E. Vaillancourt, Greg Jordan, Greg Dutkowski, Dorothy Steane (UTAS-CRC Forestry); Gay McKinnon (UTAS); Joao da Costa e Silva (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - CRC Forestry), Peter Volker (Forestry Tasmania - CRC Forestry), Gustavo López (ENCE - CRC Forestry), Luis Apiolaza (University of Canterbury - CRC Forestry), Yongjun Li (ETH Zentrum - CRC Forestry); Cristina Marques (RAIZ) & Nuno Borralho (RAIZ) for the excellent work presented at the 2004 IUFRO Conference "Eucalyptus in a Changing World" (Aveiro, Portugal) which is the main source for the ellaboration of this map.

To Juan Picos (Universidade de Vigo - Asociación Monte-Industria) for commissioning the cartographic summary and to Faro de Vigo for publishing EUCALYPTOLOGICS work to aid the delivery of complete information to the public opinion.


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1 Comments by our readers :::

Flaviana said...

Congratulations!!!

Muito bom! Cheio de informações importantes!!!


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