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This paper provides a brief overview of the potential place of a range of (mainly hybrid) poplars and aspen in British forestry. The paper discusses the uses of the species in specialist applications such as short rotation biomass production. Further, the following information about the species are ...

Author(s)
Savill, P.; Stokes, V.; Jinks, R.; Mason, B.; Wilson, S. M.
Publisher
The Royal Forestry Society, Banbury, UK
Citation
Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 2018, 112, 4, pp 237-248
Abstract

Schizoempodium mesophyllincola is an eriophyid mite that feeds in leaves of Populus trichocarpa in the central part of this cottonwood tree's range (i.e., coastal British Columbia, Washington and Oregon) in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) of North America, and on some interspecific hybrids planted in...

Author(s)
Newcombe, G.; Muchero, W.; Busby, P. E.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 11, pp e0207839
Abstract

The effect of varying composition and abundance of neighbouring herbaceous vegetation on tree growth in commercial hybrid poplar plantations remains unclear. We evaluated relationships between tree stem volume, volume increment, and the abundance of various growth forms (perennial grasses, legumes, ...

Author(s)
Grenke, J. S. J.; Macdonald, S. E.; Thomas, B. R.; Moore, C. A.; Bork, E. W.
Publisher
Canadian Institute of Forestry, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Forestry Chronicle, 2016, 92, 4, pp 469-476
Abstract

Most research on bioenergy short rotation woody crops (SRWC) has been dedicated to the genera Populus and Salix. These species generally require relatively high-input culture, including intensive weed competition control, which increases costs and environmental externalities. Widespread native...

Author(s)
Fischer, M.; Kelley, A. M.; Ward, E. J.; Boone, J. D.; Ashley, E. M.; Domec, J. C.; Williamson, J. C.; King, J. S.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biomass and Bioenergy, 2017, 98, pp 214-227
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Populus</i> L. - poplar.

This chapter provides information about the origin and introduction of hybrid poplars, Populus nigra and P. tremula in Britain. The chapter also gives an account on the climatic and site requirements, other silvicultural characteristics, pests and diseases, natural regeneration, seed production and ...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640266)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Plantations of fast-growing hybrid trees, such as hybrid poplars and hybrid larch, are increasingly used for wood and timber production, but they are also believed to impair forest biodiversity. Most studies that have assessed how such plantations may alter the diversity and composition of...

Author(s)
Royer-Tardif, S.; Paquette, A.; Messier, C.; Bournival, P.; Rivest, D.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biodiversity and Conservation, 2018, 27, 3, pp 607-631
Abstract

Background and Aims: Abandoned lands are increasingly used to establish fast-growing tree plantations, and are often rapidly colonized by a high density of herbaceous undergrowth. These weeds are generally removed since they compete with trees for resources, in particular soil nutrients. However,...

Author(s)
Chomel, M.; Guittonny-Larchevêque, M.; DesRochers, A.; Baldy, V.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Plant and Soil, 2016, 398, 1/2, pp 229-241
Abstract

Specific gravity is an important consideration for traditional uses of hybrid poplars for pulp and solid wood products, as well as for biofuels and bioenergy production. While specific gravity has been shown to be under strong genetic control and subject to within-tree variability, the role of...

Author(s)
Headlee, W. L.; Zalesny, R. S., Jr.; Hall, R. B.; Bauer, E. O.; Bender, B.; Birr, B. A.; Miller, R. O.; Randall, J. A.; Wiese, A. H.
Publisher
MDPI Publishing, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2013, 4, 2, pp 251-269
Abstract

Pruning is one of the silvicultural practices recommended for poplar plantations in order to produce clearwood. Common wisdom proposes pruning during the summer season, however little is known on trees' physiological responses to pruning season and intensity. This study aimed at determining the...

Author(s)
Maurin, V.; DesRochers, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Ecology and Management, 2013, 304, pp 399-406
AbstractFull Text

Growth and timber production of 28 poplar clones were evaluated. A set of clones was derived from 14 clones newly bred in Forestry and Game Management Research Institute in the Czech Republic, eight well-known cultivars of Populus × euroamericana planted in Europe and imported to the Czech...

Author(s)
Čížková, L.; Čížek, V.; Bajajová, H.
Publisher
Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Journal of Forest Science, 2010, 56, 10, pp 451-460

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