Canadian Forest Service Publications

Present trends and future prospects for poplar utilization in Alberta. 1991. Ondro, W.J. Forestry Chronicle 67(3): 271-274.

Year: 1991

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11303

Language: English

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Between 1980 and 1990, poplar (mainly trembling aspen, Populus tremuloides Michx.) harvested on Crown and private lands in Alberta increased from 2.4 to 24.7% of the total harvest. In 1987-90, three oriented strandboard mills used more than 40% of the 1.4 million m3 of annual harvest of poplar from Crown and private lands. By the year 2000, the poplar harvest of five pulp and paper mills to be built between 1990 and 2000 is expected to reach about 8.5 million m3. By then, the pulp and paper industry will use about four-fifths of all poplar cut in Alberta.