Turkish ministry develops superior eucalyptus variety

The Daily Sabah
September 1, 2023
Category: Forestry

The Agriculture and Forestry Ministry developed two eucalyptus varieties to meet the shortage of forest products, especially wood raw materials in Türkiye. The new varieties have also been enlisted by the world forestry literature on Friday. As a result of the study conducted on fast-growing species, two clonal species of “superior quality eucalyptus” were developed, which allows products measuring four times the size to be obtained from their saplings compared to the existing species. The study has been performed on 609 original and 300 clones belonging to 191 eucalyptus species, which are used in many fields such as furniture, mining poles, pallets, boats, musical instruments, cosmetics and in the paper industry. Abdulkadir Yıldızbakan, director of the Eastern Mediterranean Forestry Research Institute, the institute conducting the study, stated that the most important way to overcome the forest products supply deficit in the nation is to focus on industrial plantations.

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