NY00044 - Identification and Improved Propagation of Australian Native Trees for Urban Uses

This report reports the finding of a three year research project undertaken to establish the practicality of budding and grafting selected superior scion wood from Eucalyptus leucoxylon on toe E leucoxylon root sticks. The report investigates difference grafting methods applied under different seasonal and environmental conditions, and recommends an appropriate methodology for successfully budding he species.  The research also investigated the intraspecific variation within E leucoxylon by collecting seed and scionwood from different populations for the budding and grafting experiments, and characterizing the horticultural traits fro seedlings grown from different seed sources. There different horticultural characteristics may be important in selecting trees for future urban use.