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Effect of wind on the early growth of five tree species planted to form windbreaks in northern Australia

Sun, D. and Dickinson, G. R. (1995) Effect of wind on the early growth of five tree species planted to form windbreaks in northern Australia. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 7 (4). pp. 645-656. ISSN 01281283 (ISSN)


Article Link: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43582462


The effect of wind on the early growth of five species, Callistemon salignus, Eucalyptus microcorys, E. tessellaris, E. torelliana and Melaleuca armillaris, planted to form windbreaks was examined on two adjacent paddocks on the tropical Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. Trees were grown in various treatments including with and without wind protection using maize Zea mays. Trees of each species leaned over as a result of wind. Tree height and crown growth were significantly reduced by wind. Trees protected for 12 months suffered less wind effect than trees protected for only the first 5 months. E. microcorys appeared to be more susceptible to wind damage than the other species studied. It is suggested that resistance to wind damage should be an important criterion for species selection when forming windbreaks in windy areas. -from Authors

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:tree growth wind damage windbreak Atherton Tablelands Australia Queensland Callistemon salignus Eucalyptus microcorys Eucalyptus tessellaris Eucalyptus torelliana Melaleuca armillaris Zea mays
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Field crops > Corn. Maize
Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
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