Biomass potential for individual species

Eucalyptus glaucescens

Species potential for biomass > Species potential for E.glaucescens

Eucalyptus glaucescens is related to E. gunnii, but at least some provenance types appear to be more vigorous.

It is highly unpalatable, and is generally not touched by mammals even if other eucalypts are browsed.

Most trees have very good form, and are self-pruning. Established trees appear to be hardy to at least -16°C, and a very few individuals have survived -23°C, though again there are indications of variation between provenances. It appears to grow on alkaline soils, and to coppice well. One coppiced planting of unknown provenance has developed 2-3 co-dominant coppice shoots per stump, but it is not known if this is a general characterisitic of the species. Mature specimens can be very handsome trees with attractive bark. Seed supplies of E. glaucescens are very limited.

Eucalyptus glaucescens October 2011 Thetford Forest

Eucalyptus glaucescens in October 2011in a planting made by the Forestry Commission on a re-stock site in Thetford Forest. The trees were planted in June 2010, with irrigation to aid establishment in dry conditions. The trees were unaffected by the cold in winter 2010-2011, and survived the very dry conditions in spring 2011. Establishment was undoubtedly aided by good weed control pre-planting.