Canadian Forest Service Publications

Establishing plantations for bioenergy production. 2017. Larocque, G. NRCan, CFS, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, QC. Branching Out from the Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre. No. 115. 1 p.

Year: 2017

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39059

Language: English

Series: Branching Out (LFC - Québec)

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The high demand for plantations of fast-growing tree species is on the rise in Canada. Often established on uncultivated or marginal farmlands, these plantations most often consist of hybrid poplar, trembling aspen or willow. In collaboration with academic partners, researchers from the Canadian Forest Service’s Laurentian Forestry Centre and Canadian Wood Fibre Centre have developed a methodology to accelerate the selection process of the most productive clones. While the traditional clone selection method normally requires several years of field testing, the new method reduces the selection period.

Also available under the title:
Bien établir les plantations pour la bioénergie. L’Éclaircie du Service canadien des forêts, Centre de foresterie des Laurentides. No 115. (French)