Florida FGT's Services
GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FLORIDA
AND SIMILAR AREAS
EG seed for southern and central Florida from a 5th-generation seedling seed orchard
E. amplifolia seed from a 1st-generation and two 2nd-generation seedling seed orchards
Corymbia torelliana seed from 1st-generation and 2nd-generation seedling seed orchards
Several well-tested cottonwood clones for central and northern Florida and the Southeast
Baldcypress and pondcypress seed from a 1st-generation seedling seed orchard
A cypress hybrid clone
Slash pine hybrids for southern Florida
To find out what species is right for a particular application, check the chart below.
Species Codes: Eucalyptus amplifolia (EA),
E. grandis (EG), Corymbia torelliana (CT), cottonwood (PD), cypress (TD), slash pine hybrid (EH).
Application EA EG CT PD TD EH
Mulchwood X X X X
Pulpwood X X X X
Posts/Poles X X X
Lumber X X X X
Medium Density Fiberboard X X
Energywood X X X X X
Phytoremediation X X X
Windbreaks X X X X
Ethanol/Diesel/Jet Fuel X X X X
Biochar X X X X
Carbon sequestration X X X X X X
Charcoal X X X
Honey X X X
For example, E. grandis (EG) is suitable for all applications.
When grown as short rotation woody crops (SRWC), EA, EG, PD, and TD can be harvested initially in 4 years or less and, through coppicing, several times thereafter without replanting.
Dr. Donald L. Rockwood, President of Florida FGT, has over 30 years of experience on the development and use of Eucalyptus amplifolia (EA), E. grandis (EG), Corymbia torelliana (CT), cottonwood, cypress, and slash pine hybrids in Florida and elsewhere. Also Professor Emeritus at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, in Gainesville, he was responsible for the genetic improvement of several Short Rotation Woody Crop (SRWC) species, including the commercial release of five EG cultivars, and the development of SRWC systems using EA, EG, and cottonwood. He continues to conduct research on SRWCs and has published over 300 papers on SRWCs and related subjects.
Call, email, mail, or use the form below to contact us with any questions you may have.
Florida FGT LLC, POB 357103, Gainesville, FL 32635-7103
Short Rotation Woody Crops