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Poplar and Willow Roadmap

The Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest project of the U.S. has announced the release of a new paper describing how poplar and willow grown in environmental applications could be used for the production of renewable fuels and bio-based chemicals. Written by a coalition of poplar and willow research from across the U.S. ... MORE (posted March 2019)

Wayne Young 1954-2018

The Poplar and Willow Council of Canada was saddened to learn of the passing of Wayne Young in hospital at Nipigon in Northern Ontario in August 2018.  Wayne grew up on the family farm in Plympton Township in southwestern Ontario, beginning his education in a one-room schoolhouse.  He obtained a forestry ... MORE (posted August 2018)

Poplar containment

The largest field-based study of genetically modified forest trees ever conducted has demonstrated that genetic engineering can prevent new seedlings from establishing.  The "containment trials" that Oregon State University engineered in poplar in this study are important because of societal concerns over ... MORE (posted August 2018)

Poplars and Willows in the Land of the Hodag

An International Short Rotation Woody Crops conference took place recently in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  A joint meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group of the USA, the Poplar and Willow Council of Canada, Working Party 2.08.04 (Physiology and Genetics of Poplars and Willows) and ... MORE (posted August 2018)

 

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