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Research note: poplar box (Eucalyptus populnea) growth rates in thinned and intact woodlands in central Queensland

@article{Playford2009ResearchNP,
  title={Research note: poplar box (Eucalyptus populnea) growth rates in thinned and intact woodlands in central Queensland},
  author={C. Playford and William H. Burrows and Eric R. Anderson and P. V. Back},
  journal={Tropical Grasslands},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={188-190}
}
A 19-year data set, which highlights the rapid growth rate in basal area of trees in thinned plots compared with unthinned controls, is presented. These results support the contention that, following tree thinning, basal area of retained trees will increase more rapidly than that of trees on unthinned areas. Indications are that pre-thinning levels in tree basal area will again be reached before the cost of treatment can be recouped by increased pasture and livestock production. 

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