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Title: Growth Performance of Eucalyptus Clones in Tanzania

Date Published: 2016
Author/s: Pima N.E, Chamshama S.A.O, Iddi S., Maguzu J.
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Affiliation: National Forestry Resources Research Institute - NaFORRI, Tanzania Forestry Research Institute, Tanzania
2Department of Forest Biology, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
3Department of Wood Utilization, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
Keywords: Eucalypt Clones, Survival, Growth Performance, Productivity, Tanzania


A research study was conducted to assess the growth performance of Eucalypt clones in Tanzania. Eucalypt clones of Eucalyptus grandis x E. camaldulensis (GC), E. grandis x E. urophylla (GU), E. grandis x E. tereticornis (GT) were established in Lushoto, Kwamarukanga, Kibaha and Tabora sites. Survival, Diameter at breast height, height and biomass were collected while volume and basal area were evaluated. All assessed variable were subjected to ANOVA. Significant (p<0.05) clonal difference in survival, Dbh, height, basal area, volume and biomass between clones was observed. Survival was >90% in Lushoto and Kwamarukanga sites where as the other sites showed intermediate and low survival. Clones at Lushoto site had highest Dbh, height, basal area, volume, Mean annual increment and biomass followed by clones at Kwamarukanga, Kibaha and Tabora sites.

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