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Effect of environment on wood density and pulp quality of five pine species grown in Southern Africa: results of a research project carried out for the Usutu Pulp Company Ltd, Swaziland

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The Usutu Pulp Company's forests cover 75,000 ha (58,000 ha planted) with an annual production of approximately 1 million tonnes of pulpwood (Evans, 1996) (Figures 45 and 46). The main species are Pinus patula Schiede ex Schlecht. & Cham. (felled at an average age of 15 to 17 years) and P. elliottii Engelm. (felled at 16 to 22 years). The forests supply 3000 brown wet tons of pulpwood per day to an unbleached kraft pulp mill (see cover and Figure 48) which sells its p...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Plant Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Plant Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Plant Sciences
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Publisher:
Oxford Forestry Institute, University of Oxford
Series:
Tropical forestry papers
Publication date:
2003-01-01
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0141-9668
Paper number:
43
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0850741602
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English
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