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Description of Eucalyptus species and their usefulness as a resource
Frequently Asked Questions
  • UF EDIS: Using Fast-Growing Hardwoods in Florida
  • UF EDIS: Eucalyptus -- Pulpwood, Mulch or Energywood?
  • Nutrition of Eucalypts, edited by PM attiwill and MA Adams (CSIRO Publishing) (An excellent book available for purchase, but apparently not available online.)
  • Comer, CW, LF Conde, DL Rockwood, and TF Geary. 1986. Casuarina cultural improvement in Florida. Nitrogen Fixing Trees Research Report 4: 53 56.
  • Geary, T. F., G. F. Meskimen, and E. C. Franklin. 1983. Growing eucalyptus in Florida for industrial wood production. USDA Forest Service Gen Tech. Rpt. SE-23, 43p.
  • Green A, J Wagner, B Green, H Van Ravenswaay, D Clauson, J Schwartz, T Yurchisin, D Rockwood, G Prine, P Mislevy, F Jenkins, S Gaffney. 1989. Co combustion of waste, biomass, and natural gas. Biomass 20(3&4): 249-262.
  • Langholtz M, D Carter, J Alavalapati, and D Rockwood. 2006. The economic feasibility of reclaiming phosphate mined lands with short-rotation woody crops in Florida. J For . Econ. (in press).
  • Ma LQ, and DL Rockwood. 2005. 15. Fern-tree combinations for maximizing arsenic phytoremediation in Florida. In: School of Natural Resources and Environment Mini-Grant Programs Annual Report 2003-2004, SNRE/University of Florida. p.64-70. PDF
  • Meskimen, G. F., D. L. Rockwood, and K. V. Reddy. 1987. Development of Eucalyptus clones for a summer rainfall environment with periodic severe frosts. New Forests 3: 197 205.
  • Pisano, SM, and DL Rockwood. 1997. Stormwater phytoremediation potential of Eucalyptus. In: Proceedings 5th. Biennial Stormwater Research Conference, Nov. 5-7, 1997, Tampa, FL. Southwest Florida Water Management District, Brooksville, FL. p. 32-42.
  • Reddy, KV, and DL Rockwood. 1986. Genetic factors influencing coppice success of eucalypts in Florida. Proc. 9th N. Amer. For. Biol. Wkshp.: 303 309.
  • Reddy, KV, and DL Rockwood. 1989. Breeding strategies for coppice production in an Eucalyptus grandis base population with four generations of selection. Silvae Genetica 38(3-4): 148-151.
  • Reddy KV, DL Rockwood, GF Meskimen. 1986. A strategy for converting an Eucalyptus grandis genetic base population to a seedling seed orchard. Proc. IUFRO Conf. on Breeding Theory, Progeny Testing, and Seed Orchards: 613 621.
  • Reddy, KV, DL Rockwood, CW Comer, and GF Meskimen. 1985. Predicted genetic gains adjusted for inbreeding for an Eucalyptus grandis seed orchard. Proc. 18th S. For. Tree Imp. Conf.: 283 289.
  • Rockwood, DL. 1988. Eucalyptus genetic resources in Florida USA. FAO Forest Genetics Resources Information No. 16, FAO Rome: 40 41.
  • Rockwood DL. 1996. Using fast growing hardwoods in Florida. Florida Energy Extension Serv. Fact Sheet EES-328. 8p.
  • Rockwood, DL, and GF Meskimen. l98l. Genetic, spacing, and genotype x spacing influences on growth of Eucalyptus grandis in south Florida. Proc. l6th S. For. Tree Imp. Conf.: 77 85.
  • Rockwood, DL, and TF Geary. l982. Genetic variation in biomass productivity and coppicing of intensively grown Eucalyptus grandis in southern Florida. Proc. 7th N. Amer. For. Biol. Workshop: 400 405.
  • Rockwood, DL, and JT DeValerio. 1986. Promising species for woody biomass production in warm humid environments. Biomass 11: 1 17.
  • Rockwood, DL, and GF Meskimen. 1991. Comparison of Eucalyptus grandis provenances and seed orchards in a frost-frequent environment. South African Forestry Journal 159: 51-59.
  • Rockwood, DL, and EI Warrag. 1994. Field performance of micropropagated, macropropagated, and seed-derived propagules of three Eucalyptus grandis ortets. Plant Cell Reports 13: 628-631.
  • Rockwood, DL. 1999. Eucalyptus amplifolia Outline Data Sheet. Forestry Compendium Module I. CAB International CD-ROM.
  • Rockwood, DL, TF Geary, and PS Bourgeron. l982. Planting density and genetic influences on seedling growth and coppicing of eucalypts in southern Florida. Proc. 1982 South. For. Biomass Working Group Workshop: 95 102.
  • Rockwood, DL, JB Huffman, and LF Conde. l983. Potential of Casuarina spp. for biomass production in Florida. 1980 IUFRO Fast Growing Trees Symp. Silvicultura 8(30): 376 377.
  • Rockwood, DL, DR Dippon, and MS Lesney. 1988. Woody Species for Biomass Production in Florida. Final Report 1983 1988. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL/Sub/81 9050/7. 153p.
  • Rockwood, DL, NN Pathak, and PC Satapathy. 1993. Woody biomass production systems for Florida. Biomass & Bioenergy 5(1): 23-34.
  • Rockwood, DL, GH Snyder, and RR Sprinkle. 1995. Woody biomass production in wastewater recycling systems. Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program Publication No. 91327, TVA, Muscle Shoals, AL. 33p
  • Rockwood, DL, SM Pisano, and WV McConnell. 1996. Superior cottonwood and Eucalyptus clones for biomass production in waste bioremediation systems. Proc. Bioenergy 96, 7th National Bioenergy Conference, September 15-20, 1996, Nashville, TN. p. 254-261.
  • Rockwood DL, DR Carter, and JA Stricker. 2006. Commercial Tree Crops for Phosphate Mined Lands. Final Report for Project Number: 99-03-141R. Florida Institute of Phosphate Research, Bartow, Florida. (in press)
  • Rockwood, DL, KV Reddy, EI Warrag, and CW Comer. 1987. Development of Eucalyptus amplifolia for woody biomass production. Aust. For. Res. 17(2): 173 178.
  • Rockwood, D. L., E. E. Warrag, K. Javanshir, and K. Kratz. 1989. Genetic improvement of Eucalyptus grandis for southern Florida. In: Proceedings 20th. Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference, June 27-29, 1989, Charleston, SC. p. 403-410.
  • Rockwood, DL, RF Fisher, LF Conde, and JB Huffman. 1990. Casuarina. In Silvics of North America. Volume 2, Hardwoods. Agriculture Handbook 654. p. 240-243.
  • Rockwood, DL, NN Pathak, PC Satapathy, and EE Warrag. 1991. Genetic improvement of Eucalyptus amplifolia for frost-frequent areas. Australian Forestry 54(4): 212-218.
  • Rockwood, DL, RJ Dinus, JM Kramer, and TJ McDonough. 1995. Genetic variation in wood, pulping, and paper properties of Eucalyptus amplifolia and E. grandis grown in Florida USA. In: Proceedings CRC-IUFRO Conference Eucalypt Plantations: Improving Fibre Yield and Quality, February 19-24, 1995, Hobart, Australia. p. 53-59.
  • Rockwood DL, DR Carter, MH Langholtz, and JA Stricker. 2006. Eucalyptus and Populus short rotation woody crops for phosphate mined lands in Florida USA. Biomass & Bioenergy
  • Rockwood DL, B Becker, MP Ozores-Hampton, and PA Stansly. 2006. Compost benefits for short rotation woody crops. In: Proc. 14th US Composting Council Conf., January 22-25, 2006, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Rockwood DL, B Becker, MP Ozores-Hampton, and PA Stansly. 2007. Compost benefits for fast growing trees used in windbreaks. In: Proc. 15th US Composting Council Conf., January 24-27, 2007, Orlando, Florida.
  • Rockwood, DL, LQ Ma, GR Alker, C Tu, and RW Cardellino. 2001. Phytoremediation of contaminated sites using woody biomass. Final Report to the Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management, June 2001. 95p.
  • Rockwood DL, GF Peter, MH Langholtz, B Becker, A Clark III, and J Bryan. 2005. Genetically Improved Eucalypts for Novel Applications and Sites in Florida. In: Proc. 28th South. For. Tree Improvement Conf., June 21-23, 2005, Raleigh, NC. p. 64-75. (In:
  • Rockwood, DL, CW Comer, LF Conde, DR Dippon, JB Huffman, H Riekerk, and S Wang. 1983. Final Report: Energy and Chemicals from Woody Species in Florida. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. ORNL/Sub/81 9050/1. 205p.
  • Rockwood, D. L., R. J. Dinus, J. M. Kramer, T. J. McDonough, C. A. Raymond, J. V. Owen, and J. T. Devalerio. 1993. Genetic variation for rooting, growth, frost hardiness, and wood, fiber, and pulping properties in Florida-grown Eucalyptus amplifolia. In: Proc. 22nd. Southern For. Tree Improvement Conf., June 14-17, 1993, Atlanta, GA. p. 81-88.
  • Rockwood DL, B Becker, A Lindner, A Pacheco, L Ma, C Lin, N Brown, T Spriggs, R Seip, J Isebrands, R Hall, R Lange, L Licht, and B Kanzler. 2005. Genetic testing prerequisites for effective tree-based phytoremediation systems. In: Alleman BC and Kelley ME (Eds.), In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation-2005. Proceedings of the Eighth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, June 6-9, 2005, Baltimore, MD, Paper K-05, ISBN 1-57477-152-3, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH.
  • Segrest, SA, DL Rockwood, JA Stricker, and AES Green. 1998. Biomass cofiring with coal at Lakeland Utilities. Southeastern Regional Biomass Energy Program Publication No. 219287-1, TVA, Muscle Shoals, AL. 50p.
  • Segrest, SA, DL Rockwood, JA Stricker, AES Green, WH Smith, and DR Carter. 1998. Biomass cofiring with coal at Lakeland, Florida, Utilities. In: Proc. BioEnergy ‘98, October 4-8, Madison, WI. p. 315-325.
  • Segrest, SA, DL Rockwood, DR Carter, WH Smith, AES Green, and JA Stricker. 2004. Short rotation woody crops for cofiring in central Florida. In: Proc. 29th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, April 18-22, 2004, Clearwater, FL. Coal Technology Association CD, ISBN No. 0-932066-29-54, Paper 12.
  • Stricker, JA, DL Rockwood, SA Segrest, GR Alker, GM Prine, and DR Carter. 2000. Short rotation woody crops for Florida. In: Proc. 3rd Biennial Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group Conference, October 10-13, 2000, Syracuse, NY. p. 15-23. ( (
  • Tamang B, D Rockwood, M Langholtz, E Maehr, B Becker, and S Segrest. 2006. Performance of fast growing trees in restoring native vegetation and soil quality in phosphate-mine clay settling areas. Restoration Ecology.
  • Warrag, EEI., MS Lesney, and DL Rockwood. 1989. Comparative greenhouse study of Eucalyptus grandis in vitro plantlets and half-sib seedlings, I. Net photosynthesis. Plant Cell Reports 8: 497-499.
  • Warrag, EEI, MS Lesney, and DL Rockwood. 1989. Comparative greenhouse study of Eucalyptus grandis in vitro plantlets and half-sib seedlings, II. Dry matter accumulation and relative distribution. Plant Cell Reports 8: 500-503.
  • Warrag, EEI., MS Lesney, and DL Rockwood. 1990. Micropropagation of field tested superior Eucalyptus grandis hybrids. New Forests 4: 67-79.
  • Warrag, EEI., MS Lesney, and DL Rockwood. 1991. Nodule culture and regeneration of Eucalyptus grandis hybrids. Plant Cell Reports 9: 586-589.
  • Warrag, EEI, V Ortega, MS Lesney, and DL Rockwood. 1988. Recent progress in tissue culture for Eucalyptus species and implications for genetic improvement. Proc. 9th. S. For. Biomass Wkshp.: 71 80.
  • Webley, OJ, TF Geary, DL Rockwood, CW Comer, and GF Meskimen. 1986. Seasonal coppicing variation for three eucalypts in southern Florida. Aust. For. Res. 16(3): 281 290.


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