Canadian Forest Service Publications
Fast-growing tree plantations: a source of bioenergy. 2013. Larocque, G. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Que. Branching out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 79. 2 p.
Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 34620
Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)
Availability: PDF (download)
Growth: a key issue.
Abitibi-Témiscamingue: an experimental land.
Greenhouse or field testing: a matter of time.
A growing phenomenon.
Plain Language Summary
This publication uses plain language to describe research projects having to do with fast growing tree plantations (willows and hybrid poplars). These plantations are a good bioenergy supply source. To increase their biomass yield per unit of area, it is important to look at the degree to which plantation density can be increased.
The researchers studied the growth and yield of various clones of hybrid poplars and willow species, particularly in the context of using abandoned farmland in the Abitibi region and elsewhere in Canada.
This research work will be used to determine physiological yield indicators and identify species or clones that can be used to maximize biomass production. The data will be used to assess the profitability of fast growing plantations.
Branching Out is a plain language publication that uses existing information and previously published and disseminated findings of Laurentian Forestry Centre researchers.
Also available under the title:
Plantations d’espèces à croissance rapide : une source de bioénergie. L’éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 79. (French)