International Forestry Review Vol. 14, No. 4, 2012
Two ACIAR-funded forestry projects in Vanuatu have researched the growth and management of whitewood (Endospermum medulosum) and the improved availability of whitewood germplasm. Whitewood is a fast-growing hardwood species in the natural forest that is well suited to plantation and agroforestry situations, and is able to survive cyclones without major damage. Improved knowledge of whitewood silviculture should enhance the benefits to both the landowners who grow the trees and the processing industries that will utilise them. This special issue of International Forestry Review deals with a diverse series of insights derived from these ACIAR projects in Vanuatu, covering the constraints, establishment, silviculture, genetics and marketing opportunities.