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Poplars and willows: trees for society and the environment.

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This book entitled 'Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment' contains twelve chapters. The poplars could equally well be willows, since they are clearly of a single, identified taxon (Chapter 2), selected originally from naturally occurring genetic resources (Chapter 3), but having undergone a process of domestication (Chapter 4) to enhance productivity and perhaps resistance to...


Chapter 5 (Page no: 200)

Operational poplar and willow culture.

This chapter provides a global overview of poplar and willow culture, pointing out commonalities as well as differences. After a brief overview, the chapter is divided between Populus species and Salix species and follows the sequence of establishment, tending and production. The countries with the largest area of poplar plantations are China (7.6 million ha), France (236 000 ha), Turkey (125 000 ha), Hungary (109 000 ha), Spain (105 000 ha), Italy (101 000 ha), Sweden (49 000 ha) and Romania (48 000 ha). Seven other countries have significant areas of poplar plantations. The countries with the most planted willow are China (438 000 ha), Argentina (56 400 ha), Romania (19 500 ha), New Zealand (20 000 ha) and Sweden (11 000 ha). Russia and Estonia also have sizeable willow plantings. Other countries known to cultivate poplars and willows are listed, although data are unavailable.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Isebrands, J. G. Richardson, J.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) Poplars and willows of the world, with emphasis on silviculturally important species. Author(s): Dickmann, D. I. Kuzovkina, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 92) Ecology and physiology of poplars and willows. Author(s): Richardson, J. Isebrands, J. G. Ball, J. B.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 124) The domestication and conservation of Populus and Salix genetic resources. Author(s): Stanton, B. J. Serapiglia, M. J. Smart, L. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 258) Environmental applications of poplars and willows. Author(s): Isebrands, J. G. Aronsson, P. Carlson, M. Ceulemans, R. Coleman, M. Dickinson, N. Dimitriou, J. Doty, S. Gardiner, E. Heinsoo, K. Johnson, J. D. Koo, Y. B. Kort, J. Kuzovkina, J. Licht, L. McCracken, A. R. McIvor, I. Mertens, P. Perttu, K. Riddell-Black, D. Robinson, B. Scarascia-Mugnozza, G. Schroeder, W. R. Stanturf, J. Volk, T. A. (et al)
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 337) Abiotic stresses. Author(s): Marron, N. Gielen, B. Brignolas, F. Gao, J. Johnson, J. D. Karnosky, D. F. Polle, A. Scarascia-Mugnozza, G. Schroeder, W. R. Ceulemans, R.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 443) Diseases of poplars and willows. Author(s): Ostry, M. Ramstedt, M. Newcombe, G. Steenackers, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 459) Insect and other pests of poplars and willows. Author(s): Charles, J. G. Nef, L. Allegro, G. Collins, C. M. Delplanque, A. Gimenez, R. Höglund, S. Jiafu, H. Larsson, S. Luo, Y. Parra, P. Singh, A. P. Volney, W. J. A. Augustin, S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 527) Properties, processing and utilization. Author(s): Balatinecz, J. Mertens, P. Boever, L. de Yukun, H. Jin JuWan Acker, J. van
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 562) Markets, trends and outlook. Author(s): Ma Qiang Lebedys, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 577) Poplars and willows for rural livelihoods and sustainable development. Author(s): Kollert, W. Carle, J. Rosengren, L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 603) Epilogue. Author(s): Richardson, J. Isebrands, J. G.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Center for Forest Disturbance Science, USDA Forest Service, Athens, GA 30602, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2014
  • ISBN
  • 9781780641089
  • Record Number
  • 20143048418