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Special Journal Issue

Submissions of papers are invited for a forthcoming Special Issue of the peer-reviewed on-line journal Forests.  This Special Issue will focus on 'Growth and Development of Short Rotation Woody Crops for Rural and Urban Applications. . . . MORE (posted March 2020)

Expanding hybrid poplar research in the US Midwest

The University of Minnesota received a $1 million US grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for four years to expand research on fast-growing hybrid trees and promote industrial use. The University's Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), Forestry Extension and Dept. of Applied Economics are teaming up on the project to meet the future demand of biomass resources. . . .MORE (posted October 2019)

Canadian Forest Genetics Association conference

'Where do we want to be in 2049?' As it pertains to applied forest genetics, that was the question addressed by the 2019 conference of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association (CFGA), which also included the annual meeting of the Poplar and Willow Council of Canada.  Some 125 participants gathered in the serenely ... MORE (posted August 2019)

Carl Mohn 1935-2019

Carl Mohn, a long-term faculty member in the Department of Forest Resources, passed away on August 8, 2019. Carl was a professor at the University of Minnesota from 1970 to 1997, teaching dendrology and forest genetics, advising numerous graduate students and researching ... MORE (posted August 2019)

New life for International Poplar Commission

The potential of fast-growing trees to improve the environment and people's livelihoods has gained added recognition from the highest governing body of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN.  The FAO Conference has approved new language expanding the scope of the International Poplar Commission ... MORE (posted July 2019)

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