Recent results of growing Eucalyptus in Ireland.

  • David Thompson Coillte Teoranta, Tree Improvement Project Manager, Kilmacurra Park, Kilbride, Co. Wicklow.
  • Kevin Hutchinson Coillte Teoranta, Head of Product Development and Innovation, Coillte Forest, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
  • Bill Berkery Coillte Teoranta, Christmas Tree Production Manager, Limerick, Co. Limerick.
Keywords: Short rotation forestry, biomass, bioenergy, fibre, panel boards, cold hardiness.


Interest in growing Eucalyptus in Ireland has increased in the last 10 years as a result of the increased demand for biomass and the projected shortages of fibre and fuel in the near future. As one of the fastest growing of the tree genera, Eucalyptus has the potential to supply some of these demands. Nevertheless there are a significant number of unknowns regarding the growing of Eucalyptus. This paper summarises the knowledge accumulated to date for this genus, as it relates to conditions in Ireland.
How to Cite
Thompson, D., Hutchinson, K. and Berkery, B. (2019) “Recent results of growing Eucalyptus in Ireland.”, Irish Forestry, pp. 167–183. Available at: (Accessed: 22July2024).