Canadian report to 2020 IPC Session - Activities related to the Cultivation and Utilization of Poplars, Willows and other Fast-Growing Trees in Canada 2016-2019. A comprehensive report prepared by John Kort and William Schroeder, including policy and legal framework, technical information, statistics, general information and 40 pages of relevant literature citations.
Next-Gen Poplars. Creating connections to advance the use of Hybrid Poplar in the Midwest - website of the Next-Gen Poplars project, a partnership between the Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI), University of Minnesota - Duluth and the University of Minnesota Extension to produce fast-growing hybrid poplars as a feedstock for the emerging Midwest bioeconomy - includes video overview and links to related publications.
Poplar and Willow News. International Poplar Commission newsletter Issue No. 10, June 2019 - includes reports of events, articles of interest and news from IPC.
Fall 2016 - features 2016 AGM including reports presented and illustrated article
Fall 2015 - features 2015 AGM including reports presented and illustrated article
Winter 2014 - features reports presented to 2014 AGM by Chair and Technical Director + welcome to new Chair
Fall 2014 - feature article and photos on poplar- and willow-related events in Vancouver in July 2014
Spring 2014 - features articles on IPC workshop in New Zealand and new poplar and willow book
Fall 2013 - features summary of PEI agroforestry conference and field tours + 2013 AGM and reports
Winter 2013 - features summary of Quebec workshop and field tours, IPC Session in India + 2012 AGM reports
Special supplement - highlights of student research
Canadian report to 2020 IPC Session - Activities related to the Cultivation and Utilization of Poplars, Willows and other Fast-Growing Trees in Canada 2016-2019
Canadian report to 2016 IPC Session - Activities related to poplar and willow cultivation and utilization in Canada 2012-2015
Canadian report to 2012 IPC Session - Poplar and willow cultivation and utilization in Canada 2008-2011
Canadian report to 2008 IPC Session - a compendium of Canadian poplar and willow information for 2004-2007.
Addendum to Canadian report to 2008 IPC Session - complete list of published literature 2004-2007
Isebrands, J.G. and Richardson, J. (editors) 2014. Poplars and Willows: trees for society and the environment. CAB International, Wallingford, UK and FAO, Rome, Italy. 634 p. For copies: www.cabi.org/bookshop. AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE (PDF)
Stettler, R.F., Bradshaw, H.D. Jr., Heilman, P.E. and Hinckley, T.M. (editors) 1996. Biology of Populus and its Implications for Management and Conservation. National Research Council of Canada, Research Press, Ottawa, ON. 539 p. For copies: www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/9780660165066
Dickmann, D.I., Isebrands, J.G., Eckenwalder, J.E. and Richardson, J. (editors) 2001. Poplar culture in North America. National Research Council of Canada, Research Press, Ottawa, ON. 397 p. For copies: www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/book/10.1139/9780660181455
Stettler, R.F. 2009. Cottonwood and the River of Time. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, USA. 301 p. For copies: www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/STECOT.html
Short Rotation Populus: A Database of North American Literature, 1989-2011 (for more information: Ron Zalesny, firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Roadmap for Poplar and Willow to Provide Environmental Services and to Build the Bioeconomy. December 2018. Patricia A. Townsend, Leslie Boby, Justin Heavey, Todd A. Miller and Timothy A. Volk. Washington State Universityi Extension. Online publication EM115E - includes a series of 6 related discussion papers.
The 2018 Woody Crops International Conference, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA, 22-27 July 2018 - Emile S. Gardiner, Solomon B. Ghezehei, William L. Headlee, Jim Richardson, Raju Y. Soolanayakanahally, Brian J. Stanton and Ronald S. Zalesny Jr. Forests 2018, 9.693; doi:10.3390/f9110693. 34 p.
Short Rotation Woody Crop Production Systems for Ecosystem Science and Phytotechnologies. Special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). Edited by Ronald S. Zalesny Jr., William L. Headlee, Raju Y. Soolanayakanahally and Jim Richardson
Hybrid poplar: Domtar grows mature trees in just 15 years - article in Canadian Biomass Magazine online newsletter, April 4, 2018
Greenhouse gas emissions: Sources and sinks in Canadian agro-ecosystems. Special issue of Canadian Journal of Soil Science including a number of papers from the Agriculture Greenhouse Gases Program of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada dealing with poplars and willows
Poplar breeding in North America. What are we breeding for? - Barb Thomas, September 2017 - presentation to Departmental Seminar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Variable Nitrogen Fixation in Wild Populus - Sharon L. Doty et al. PLoS ONE 11(5):e0155979. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155979
AFIF Chair in Agroforestry and Afforestation. Final Report 2003-2013 - Ken Van Rees, Centre for Northern Agroforestry & Afforestation, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, 2013
Is forest certification compatible with fast-growing plantations? - translation of Réseau Ligniculture Québec Information Note 2012
Version française disponible sur le site-web du RLQ
Poplars and willows for environmental services - Poplar Council of Canada factsheet, 2012
Hybrid poplar crop manual for the Prairie Provinces - Cees van Oosten, 2006 - a comprehensive resource
Crop density for hybrid poplar in the Prairie Provinces - Cees van Oosten, 2006
Purpose-grown woody biomass crops: state of knowledge - Cees van Oosten, 2008
Poplar Genomics to Poplar Production: Bridging the gap for best use of our resources and knowledge - Barb Thomas and Jim Richardson, 2006 - prepared for Genome Canada
A. Mosseler, J.E. Major and D. Ostaff, 2017. Distribution of genetic variation in five coppice growth traits among natural populations of seven North American willow (Salix) species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47: 36-46. See complete paper.
Alex Mosseler and John E. Major, 2017. Phytoremediation efficacy of Salix discolor and S. eriocephala on adjacent acidic clay and shale overburden on a former mine site: growth, soil, and foliage traits. Forests 8: 475. See complete paper.
Zachary A. Sylvain and Alex Mosseler, 2017. Use of shrub willows (Salix spp.) to develop soil communities during coal mine restoration. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47: 1687-1694. See complete paper.
John E. Major, Alex Mosseler and John W. Malcolm, 2017. Salix species variation in leaf gas exchange, sodium and nutrient parameters at three levels of salinity. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47:1045-1055. See complete paper.
A. Mosseler, J.E. Major, G.R. Larocque, 2016. Allometric relationships from coppice structure of seven North American willow (Salix) species. Biomass and Bioenergy 88: 97-105. See complete paper.
Alex Mosseler, John E. Major, 2015. Biomass and root stem production of a colony-forming willow (Salix interior) on highly disturbed, low fertility sites. Biomass and Bioenergy 74: 202-212. See complete paper.
D.P. Ostaff, A. Mosseler, R.C. Johns, S. Javorek, J. Klymko and J.S. Ascher, 2015. Willows (Salix spp.) as pollen and nectar sourcews for sustaining fruit and berry pollinating insects. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 95: 505-516. See complete paper.
A. Mosseler, J.E. Major, M. Labrecque, 2014. Genetics by environment interactions of two North American Salix species assessed for coppice yield and components of growth on three sites of varying quality. Trees 28: 1401-1411. See complete paper.
A. Mosseler, J.E. Major and M. Labrecque, 2014. Growth and survival of seven native willow species on highy disturbed coal mine sites in eastern Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 44: 340-349. See complete paper.
A. Mosseler, J.E. Major, M. Labrecque, G.R. Larocque, 2014. Allometric relationships in coppice biomass production for two North American willows (Salix spp.) across three different sites. Forest Ecology and Management 320: 190-196. See complete paper.
A. Mosseler and J.E. Major, 2014. Coppice growth responses of two North American willows in acidic clay soils on coal mine overburden. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 94: 1269-1279. See complete paper.
Carlo Lupi, Guy R. Larocque, Annie DesRochers, Michel Labrecque, Alex Mosseler, John Major, Jean Beaulieu, Francine Tremblay, Andrew M. Gordon, Barb R. Thomas, André Vézina, Hassine Bouafif, Denis Cormier, Derek Sidders and Richard Krygier, 2017. Biomass from young hardwood stands on marginal lands: Allometric equations and sampling methods. Biomass and Bioenergy 98: 172-181. See highlights.
Jessica S.J. Grenke, S. Ellen Macdonald, Barb R. Thomas, Carly A. Moore and Edward W. Bork, 2016. Relationships between understory vegetation and hybrid poplar growth and size in an operational plantation. The Forestry Chronicle 92(4): 469-476. See abstract.
Scott X. Chang, Zheng Shi and Barb R. Thomas, 2016. Soil respiration and its temperature sensitivity in agricultural and afforested poplar planted systems in northern Alberta. Biology and Fertility of Soils 52: 629-641. See abstract.
Kokouvi E. Adonsou, Annie DesRochers, Francine Tremblay, Barb R. Thomas and Nathalie Isabel, 2016. The clonal root system of balsam poplar in upland sites of Quebec and Alberta. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6846-6854. See complete paper.
Barb R. Thomas, Stefan G. Schreiber and David P. Kamelchuk, 2016. Impact of planting container type on growth and survival of three hybrid poplar clones in central Alberta, Canada. New Forests 47: 815-827. See abstract.
Issue No. 1, June 2013. Includes: upcoming events, past events, technical articles, news from national poplar commissions (including Canada).
Issue No. 2, November 2013. Includes: upcoming events, articles of interest, news of the national poplar commissions and countries (article from Canada), and more.
Issue No. 3, August 2014. Includes recent events, articles of interest (C sequestration in agroforestry in India, willow living snow fences, New Holland SRWC harvest system), news of the national poplar commissions (Argentina, Germany, Sweden) and more.
Issue No. 4, December 2014. Includes: upcoming events, recent events (IPC side event at COFO 2014, IPS in Vancouver, European Poplar Congress), articles of interest (IPC reform, new technology for biomass crop monitoring, phytoremediation) and more.
Issue No. 5, July 2015. Includes: upcoming events, recent events, articles of interest (dialogue between biomass research-industry-policy-business, EcoWillow 2.0 financial analysis tool, new energy crops trial, poplar seed fibre as an advanced material, hybrid poplar trial in Iran,) and more.
Issue No. 6, February 2016. Includes: upcoming events, past events (XIV World Forestry Congress), articles (key roles of the poplar microbiome, growing poplars at low latitudes: Zimbabwean experience), general interest (scientists create bigger, faster-growing poplar trees in bid to beat climate change) and more.
Issue No. 7, March 2017. Includes: past events (25th Session of IPC, 2nd Conference on Engineering of wood products based on poplar and willow, and others), upcoming events (Salicaceae Symposium 2017), articles (bud mutated discolored poplar, N-fixing endophytes of poplar and willow increase drought tolerance) and more.
Issue No. 8, February 2018. Includes: past events(PWCC 2017, meeting of National Poplar Commissions of Argentina & Chile. and others), articles (successful field trial of endophyte-assisted poplar phytoremediation of TCE, Hybrid P. ciliata x P. deltoides, greater availability of improved willow clones in Argentina) and more.
Issue No. 9, October 2018. Includes: past events (IPC Executive Committee meeting in Rome), upcoming events (IPS VII in Argentina), articles of interest (endophytes from willows assist other species under stress, frost-resistant poplar varieties in Russia) news of IPC and more.
Issue No. 10, June 2019. Includes past events (2008 Woody Crops International Conference, 7th International Poplar Symposium, upcoming events (XXV IUFRO World Congress), articles of interest (roadmap for poplar and willow to provide environmental services and to build the bioeconomy) and news of IPC.