Processing Pruned and Unpruned Eucalyptus globulus Managed for Sawlog Production to Produce High Value Products

Processing Pruned and Unpruned Eucalyptus globulus Managed for Sawlog Production to Produce High Value Products

Processing trials were conducted in conventional mills using logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus globulus to produce appearance-quality solid timber. The trees harvested were selected to represent final harvests from three different management regimes. The objectives were to: determine log quality and yields based on Victorian log grades from the three stands; calculate the recovery of dried timber and mill door log values using back-sawing and quarter-sawing strategies; compare product quality and log values of pruned and unpruned logs; and identify factors limiting recovery and processing efficiency.

For pruned logs the estimated mill door log values are $145, $98 and $78 for B, C and D-grade logs respectively.

For un-prunned logs the estimated mill door log values are $80, $71 and $53 for B, C and D-grade logs respectively.

Reference Number:
PN03.1315

Findings Report:
PN03.1315.pdf