Poplar trees are used across the Pacific Northwest for a variety of environmental uses, such as:
processing wastewater and biosolids
reclaiming land contaminated from mining and other industrial uses
containing landfill leachate
These topics and others are featured in the WSU Extension publication, A Roadmap for Poplar and Willow to Provide Environmental Services and to Build the Bioeconomy. The Roadmap is accompanied by five additional publications that provide examples of poplar and willow in environmental applications.
AHB is supporting the further investigation of poplar as a tool to restore ecosystem services by partnering with poplar and willow growers from around the world. AHB hosted a series of workshops and tours to grow a coalition of poplar and willow experts. Information and archived presentations from these events are available on the Workshop Resource pages.
This project is supported by an Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).