1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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Contents >> Forestry >> Forestry production >> Commercial forest

The most valuable eucalypts in Tasmania for commercial use are the following:

  • Stringy-bark (E. obliqua);
  • Gum Top Stringybark or Alpine Ash (E. delegatensis);
  • Swamp Gum or Mountain Ash (E. regnans);
  • Shining Gum (E. nitens); and
  • Tasmanian Blue Gum (E. globulus).

Although Tasmania's native forests produce some very valuable softwood timber, these are very slow growing and in short supply. They include King Billy Pine, Huon Pine and Celery Top Pine. Although they are of high commercial value, most of these stands are permanently reserved from timber harvesting and attention has been given to building up plantations of exotic softwood species, particularly Pinus radiata.

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