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Home Publications Tree Planters' Notes Tree Planters' Notes Issue 77 (1966) Growing Queensland-Maple on Lava Rocklands in Hawaii

Growing Queensland-Maple on Lava Rocklands in Hawaii

Queensland-maple (Flindersia brayleana F. Muell) is a valuable timber species comparable in quality to mahogany and walnut. It is native to Australia. Few trees of this species have been planted in Hawaii; consequently, knowledge of its survival and growth here is scant. If a large quantity of Queensland-maple could be successfully introduced, it would be an important addition to the State's reforestation program. Thousands of acres of rough or as lava rockland now support low-value native species, but this land can produce valuable stands of timber. In October 1961, the Hawaii Division of Forestry planted Queensland-maple seedlings on 2-1/2 acres in the Waiakea Forest Reserve, near Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Their performance is providing valuable information on their adaptability to local conditions.

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Author(s): Craig D. Whitesell, Max F. Landgraf

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Issue 77 (1966)