The late Neil Barr, a founding member of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association, has selected the top 11 species suitable for timber production in New Zealand and he devotes about 2 pages to each of the following - Eucalyptus botyroides, saligna, pilularis, muelleriana, globoidea, obliqua, fastigata, regnans, nitens, delegatensis and fraxinoides.
He discusses where each species does best in New Zealand, what sort of soil and conditions are needed, spacing and end uses.
Other chapters are: Selection of seed trees and collection of seed; Growing seedlings from seed in the farm nursery; Silviculture and mixtures; Eucalypts and the environment; Eucalypts for timber; Choice of logs for milling; Sawing plantation logs on the farm.
There is an interesting appendix giving the natural durability of New Zealand grown eucalypts. For anyone growing eucalypts, or involved in milling them, this book is a must.
Neil Barr had 50 years of practical experience growing and milling eucalypts. Towards the end of his life he dictated much of this book into a tape recorder. The book has been edited and compiled by Mike Smith of the Farm Forestry Assn.