Besides rapid growth, dramatic improvements in the wood quality of this species are expected in the next generation of trees. Recent work also includes the development of trees adapted to low rainfall (400-600mm p.a.) regions.
CSIRO's Radiata Pine breeding program is estimated to have already returned to Australia financial benefits 16 times greater that the cost of the program.
Photographer : North Sullivan Photography
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<table style="border:1px solid;padding:2px; width:310px;" ><tr><td><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/2671/"><img src="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/images/embed/300_0_CR3130.jpg" width="300" alt="Measuring the girth of a Radiata Pine" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0; border: 0px;"></a><br/><a href="https://www.scienceimage.csiro.au/image/2671/">Measuring the girth of a Radiata Pine</a><br />by CSIRO</td></tr></table>
Measuring the girth of a Radiata Pine