Basis for the genetic improvement of Eucalyptus species in Chile.
An account of the Chilean programme of genetic improvement for eucalypts, which in the first stage covers Eucalyptus camaldulensis, E. globulus subsp. globulus, E. nitens, E. delegatensis, E. regnans and E. viminalis. Other species will be included in the second stage of the programme. The short- and long-term improvement strategy is described, including the possibilities of interspecific hybrids.