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Vanuatu foresters aim to domesticate Whitewood

Vanuatu foresters aim to domesticate Whitewood

Updated 22 February 2013, 18:08 AEST

Efforts are underway to develop plantations using a native tree in Vanuatu called Whitewood.

If it's successful Vanuatu could well emerge as a centre for growing high quality timber for the Asia Pacific markets.

Whitewood is sought after for panelling and furniture, is good as a structural timber and early results suggest it is well suited to forestry production.

Heather Jarvis talked about the project with the national co-ordinator of Vanuatu's department of forestry Rexon Viranamangga.

AND Associate Professor Doland Nichols from the Southern Cross University's Forest Research Centre, who started the discussion.

Presenter: Heather Jarvis

Speaker: Rexon Viranamangga a Forester, and associate Professor Doland Nichols from the Southern Cross University

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