Cream of the Coppice: Hybrid Poplar Yields During the Establishment and Coppice Cycles

Cream of the Coppice: Hybrid Poplar Yields During the Establishment and Coppice Cycles

April 19, 2017

View the recording at https://youtu.be/73QrgJArahw or http://breeze.wsu.edu/p972ptmc3pl/

Presented by Jesus Espinoza and Brian Stanton from GreenWood Resources.

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is developing a system to grow short-rotation poplars for bioenergy. The poplar varieties AHB is working with can be managed using a coppice system, which means the trees will re-grow from the cut stalks left in the field after harvesting, ensuring that the poplar farms will only need to be replanted every 18-20 years.

In this webinar, Jesus Espinoza and Brian Stanton from GreenWood Resources, presented data on the first-coppice growth and yield from the AHB demonstration sites. Learn about the differences GreenWood Resources has seen in the poplar varieties, the demonstration sites, and the establishment and re-growth periods since the first harvest.