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Intensive cultivation of fast growing tree species in short rotations for energy and industrial use can be an attractive land use on farmland to combat agricultural surplus production and safeguard the survival of agricultural enterprises in West Germany. From 1976 to 1986, seventeen test plots...

Dimitri, L.; Friedrich, E.
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg
EUR Report, 1990, No. EUR 10841, pp 69-78

From summaries of results of species trials begun in 1978 and growth studies on harsh sites, it is concluded that black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) will be better than hybrid poplars (Populus spp.) for energy production in Michigan. Genetic variation and possibilities for improvement are...

Miller, R. O.; Bloese, P. D.; Hanover, J. W.
Institute of Gas Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Energy from biomass and wastes XI., 1988, pp 17-39

Results are reported from three trials (close spacing, short rotation and conventional spacing) in Kansas, USA, comparing growth, yield, costs and coppice potential. Species involved were: Acer saccharinum, A. negundo, Alnus glutinosa, Catalpa speciosa, Gleditsia triacanthos, Platanus occidentalis, ...

Geyer, W. A.
Biomass (London), 1989, 20, 3-4, pp 167-175

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