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Plantation forest water use in southwest Victoria

Plantation forest water use in southwest Victoria

This project quantified water use in four Tasmanian blue-gum (Eucalyptus globulus) and two radiata pine (Pinus radiata) plantations for 3 years using advanced tree and soil-based measurements. The results improved the understanding and prediction of the regional effects of plantations on water yields through a refinement of water balance models currently being applied within the region. The three models tested were the SoilFlux model, the 3PG+ forest growth model, and CSIRO’s CABALA plantation growth and water use model. The project also assessed the effectiveness of block plantings of trees on recharge reduction for salinity control.

Reference Number:
PNC064-0607

Findings Report:
PNC064-0607_Plantation_Water_Use_Research_Report_0.pdf

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