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Table 1 Main site characteristics of the three plantations

From: Radial variation in modulus of elasticity, microfibril angle and wood density of veneer logs from plantation-grown Eucalyptus nitens

Location and environment Site
Strathblane Geeveston Florentine
Latitude and longitude (°) − 43.38; 146.94 − 43.15; 146.84 − 42.66; 146.47
Altitude (m above sea level) 153 296 438
Annual mean temperature (°C) 10.9 10.3 9.5
Annual rainfall (mm) 1161 1212 1436
Soil description Sandy over clayey Loamy over clayey Yellow podzolic
Prevailing winds Northwest Northwest Southwest
Site exposure status Intermediate Exposed Intermediate
Site index1 (m) 22.7 30.3 30.5
  1. 1Defined as height in meters of dominant and co-dominant trees in a stand at a base of 15 years