Please note: Some of these reports are restricted access.
- Thermal Modification of Specialty Species Results of Scion’s SSIF-funded experiments
SWP-T086 - Access: unrestricted.
The problem The objective of this work is to improve the properties of two specialty wood species (Eucalyptus nitens and Cupressus lusitanica) through thermal modification. Thermal modification darkens the colour…
- Assessed defoliation of Eucalyptus nitens breeding population to quantify genetic basis of palatability to Paropsis charybdis
SWP-T083 - Access: NZFFA membership. This SWP report shall at all times be kept confidential and not directly or indirectly be made available to anyone who is not an SWP member.
Eucalyptus nitens breeding has a long history in commercial forestry in New Zealand. This is currently the most important Eucalyptus species in the country for pulpwood, and because it is fast growing and has…
- Forest Protection SSIF research on species other than radiata pine 2018/19
SWP-T081 - Access: NZFFA membership. This SWP report shall at all times be kept confidential and not directly or indirectly be made available to anyone who is not an SWP member.
Plantation species other than Pinus radiata (radiata pine), in particular Douglas-fir and eucalypts, form an important part of a diversified forest estate. Douglas-fir is planted over approx. 105,000 ha. and is the…
- Dimensional Stability of Specialty Species
SWP-T074 - Access: unrestricted.
Dimensional changes caused by changes in wood moisture content (dimensional stability) can have a large impact on how the wood performs in service. Poor dimensional stability can lead to cracking,…
- Identifying processing opportunities for key specialty tree species; - processing options analysis using the WoodScape model
SWP-T073 - Access: unrestricted.
The Specialty Wood Products Research Partnership wish to know where there are opportunities to develop processing of Douglas-fir, Cypress and Eucalyptus species (nitens and fastigata). A previous report covers the…
- Identifying processing opportunities for key specialty tree species – resource analysis
SWP-T068 - Access: unrestricted.
This report covers the current and projected supply of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco), Cypresses and Eucalyptus nitens (Deane & Maiden) Maiden across all the major wood supply regions of…
- Economic impact of eucalyptus tortoise beetle (Paropsis charybdis) in New Zealand
SWP-T067 - Access: unrestricted.
A number of tree species in the genus Eucalyptus are grown in New Zealand on a small scale. However, the economic value of this resource is not known. The economic impact of…
- The decay resistance of some wood species used as framing - Progress report on the condition of samples
SWP-T064 - Access: Executive.
Sets of framing samples were exposed in high humidity conditions of 85-90% relative humidity and 25 – 27°C. The species included in this test were: untreated Cupressus lusitanica untreated Douglas-fir…
- Thermal Modification of Specialty Species: Results of Scion’s Core Funded Experiments
SWP-T063 - Access: unrestricted.
The objective of this work is to improve the properties of two specialty wood species (Eucalyptus nitens and Cupressus lusitanica) through thermal modification. Key results The major findings of this study…
- Supercritical CO2 dewatering of E. nitens. Results of Scion’s core funded experiments
SWP-T062 - Access: unrestricted.
The objective of this study was to see if removing sap from Eucalyptus nitens via supercritical CO2 dewatering reduces the level of checking and collapse This project Eucalyptus nitens was sourced from Southwood…
- Core funded aligned research on insects and fungi on species other than radiata pine 2017/2018
SWP-T061 - Access: unrestricted.
Plantation species other than Pinus radiata (radiata pine), specifically Douglas-fir and eucalypts, form an important part of a diversified forest estate. Douglas-fir is planted over approx. 105,000 ha. and is the most…
- LVL Stiffness Calculator User Guide
SWP-T059 - Access: unrestricted.
This software is only intended to be used as a decision tool that enables questions to be asked about the potential suitability of a wood resource being able to supply a range of LVL grades.…
- Pre application consultation has begun for a new potential biological control introduction to control Eucalyptus tortoise beetle, Paropsis charybdis
- Access: unrestricted.
April, 2018. Background The Farm Forestry Association, and Scion have been collaborating for the last 5 years on a project to get a new biological control agent into New Zealand…
- Eucalyptus variegated beetle creates concern for eucalypt growers
- Access: unrestricted.
Annoying Australians are over here and eating ‘our’ eucalypt trees. Seven different tortoise beetles, named because their round bodies resemble a tortoise, have arrived in New Zealand and have been…
- Improved Drying of Eucalyptus nitens: Screening standing trees and drying thin boards
SWP-T055 - Access: unrestricted.
Following on from work in 2016/17, a model was created to predict the propensity for checking and collapse in E. nitens standing trees. This model was validated by measuring 100 trees, then…
- Genetic analysis of Eucalyptus fastigata progeny trials and implications to selection
SWP-T050 - Access: unrestricted.
Progeny trials for Eucalyptus fastigata in the third cycle, planted in 2009 and 2010 in Kaingaroa and Waihaha were assessed in 2012-2013 for growth, form and adaptability. These trials are now advanced…
- Eucalyptus fastigata Veneer Stiffness
SWP-T048 - Access: unrestricted.
UPT (ultrasonic propagation times) on its own is measuring both changes in density and changes in MoE, thus without an independent density measurement it is not possible to reliably determine…
- Review of methods and recommendation for assessing defoliation Eucalyptus nitens from Paropsis Charybdis for breeding purposes
SWP-T030 - Access: unrestricted.
Eucalyptus nitens has a long tradition in commercial forestry in New Zealand. It is currently the most important Eucalyptus species in the country. As a fast-growing species of good form it could offer…
- 100 years of the Eucalyptus Tortoise Beetle in New Zealand
SWP-T023 - Access: unrestricted.
The Eucalyptus tortoise beetle, Paropsis charybdis, has been one of the most successful insect pests to invade New Zealand. One hundred years have now passed, and yet this pest continues to cause…
- Drying Eucalyptus nitens: Screening for checking and collapse
SWP-T022 - Access: unrestricted.
Eucalyptus nitens frequently develops within-ring checks and collapse (washboarding) during drying, making the wood unsuitable for use as sawn timber. Numerous studies have tried altering drying conditions to reduce levels…
- Scion’s core funded experiments on thermal modification of Eucalyptus nitens.
SWP-T021 - Access: unrestricted.
The objective of this work was to replicate successful lab scale thermal modifications of Eucalyptus nitens at a larger scale. Lab scale thermal modification has been shown to improve dimensional stability and…
- Eucalyptus nitens breeding plan
SWP-T018 - Access: unrestricted.
Eucalyptus nitens breeding has a long tradition in commercial forestry in New Zealand. It is nowadays the most important Eucalyptus species in the country, and as a fast-growing species of good form, it…
- Review of eucalypt wood processing issues
SWP-T016 - Access: unrestricted.
The vast majority of eucalypt plantations worldwide (at least 20 million ha) have been established as fast-growing exotic biomass forests for pulpwood and energy in tropical and sub-tropical environments and…
- Identification of Issues and Opportunities for LVL from NZ Eucalypts
SWP-T015 - Access: unrestricted.
Information on the opportunities and possible issues for LVL made from eucalypts available or likely to be available in NZ is reviewed and summarised. While it is generally agreed that…
- Eucalyptus nitens Optimised Engineered Lumber (OELTM) Trial
SWP-T014 - Access: unrestricted.
The OELTM (Optimised Engineered Lumber) technology produces structural products with known, uniform and reliable properties. There is financial advantage derived from the fact that all the merchantable OELTM production output is certified…
- Scion’s core funded experiments on scCO2 wood extracts (proof of concept)
SWP-T013 - Access: unrestricted.
Initial experiments to carry out scCO2 (supercritical fluid) extractions were undertaken on two species of interest: Douglas fir and Eucalyptus nitens and four tissue types: leaves/needles, bark, sapwood and heartwood. The…
- Scion’s core funded experiments on thermal modification of Eucalyptus nitens
SWP-T011 - Access: unrestricted.
Laboratory scale trials were carried out on kiln dried E. nitens. This was sourced from Specialty Timber Solutions, and the trees originated from a farm forest in the North Canterbury…
- Economic comparison of Traditional and Genomic breeding programmes for Eucalyptus nitens
SWP-T010 - Access: unrestricted.
This analysis was done to compare the value of the genomic and traditional breeding programmes. The analysis builds upon results already presented to the SWP programme steering group in March…
- Improving Drying Quality of Eucalyptus Nitens Timber
SWP-T008 - Access: unrestricted.
Eucalyptus nitens has a very high incidence of drying degrade, primarily caused by water tension stress occurring early in drying. This degrade reduces the recovery of sawn timber from nitens…
- Initial evaluation of genomic selection to improve wood property in Eucalyptus nitens breeding population
SWP-T006 - Access: unrestricted.
The E. nitens genetic improvement programs are predominantly based on open-pollinated progeny tests. This approach produces high levels of hidden relatedness whose ignorance causes upward bias in genetic parameters. Development…
- Selection for solid wood properties in Eucalyptus nitens
SWP-T005 - Access: unrestricted.
Eucalyptus nitens can be recognised as one of the tree species in New Zealand with an advanced breeding programme that is moving towards its fourth generation. Eucalyptus nitens is one of the most…
- Literature Review: Measuring Growth-strain by IR-spectroscopy
SWP-T002 - Access: unrestricted.
Growth-stresses cause problems in wood processing. Current measurement methods of growth stresses are labour-intensive and destructive. Research has shown that changes in stress levels, moisture content and temperature induce molecular deformations in wood,…