Articles | Volume 26, issue 20
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5357–5371, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5357-2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 5357–5371, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-5357-2022
Research article
27 Oct 2022
Research article | 27 Oct 2022

Is the reputation of Eucalyptus plantations for using more water than Pinus plantations justified?

Don A. White et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-200', Michael Ryan, 08 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Don White, 11 Aug 2022
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC1', Don White, 22 Aug 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-200', Auro Almeida, 09 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Don White, 11 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-200', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Aug 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Don White, 11 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (30 Aug 2022) by Adriaan J. (Ryan) Teuling
AR by Don White on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2022) by Adriaan J. (Ryan) Teuling
AR by Don White on behalf of the Authors (29 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Of all the planting options for wood production and carbon storage, Eucalyptus species provoke the greatest concern about their effect on water resources. We compared Eucalyptus and Pinus species (the two most widely planted genera) by fitting a simple model to the published estimates of their annual water use. There was no significant difference between the two genera. This has important implications for the global debate around Eucalyptus and is an option for carbon forests.