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Web presentations
PWCC Newsletters
National reports prepared for IPC
Factsheets on Poplar Clones
Books about poplars and willows
Canadian and other publications on poplars and willows
Recent Canadian research papers on Salicaceae
Poplar and Willow News. Newsletters of the IPC

 

RECENT ADDITIONS

 

Deep Row Entrenchment of Biosolids using Poplar - by Jonathan Kays, Forestry Extension Specialist, University of Maryland - part of the University of Minnesota Extension's Next-Gen Poplars webinar series, recorded October 19, 2021

Creating the BioEconomy 2.0A webinar by Darrel Fry, CEO, Advanced BioCarbon 3D as part of the University of Minnesota Extension's Next-Gen Poplars webinar series, hosted July 14, 2021, by Jeff Jackson. (part of the University of Minnesota's Short Rotation Woody Crops Webinar series).

Overview of Wood Products R&D at the Natural Resources Research Institute - A webinar by Matt Aro, Natural Resources Research Institute as part of the University of Minnesota Extension's Next-Gen Poplars webinar series, hosted June 9, 2021, by Jeff Jackson. (part of the University of Minnesota's Short Rotation Woody Crops Webinar series).

Poplar & Willow: Their genetics launched phytoremediation - A webinar by Louis Licht, CEO, Ecolotree Inc. (www.ecolotree.com) as part of the University of Minnesota Extension's Next-Gen Poplars webinar series, hosted May 12, 2021, by Jeff Jackson. (part of the University of Minnesota's Short Rotation Woody Crops Webinar series).

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.

 

Web Presentations

Next-Gen Poplars Webinar Series - A webinar series of research and regional updates aired by University of Minnesota Extension in fall 2020, hosted by Jeff Jackson.

      • Deep Row Entrenchment of Biosolids using Poplar. by Jonathan Kays, Forestry Extension Specialist, University of Maryland - webinar recorded October 19, 2021
      • Creating the Bioeconomy - by Darrel Fry, CEO, Advanced BioCarbon 3Dwebinar recorded July 14, 2021
      • Overview of Wood Products R&D at the Natural Resources Research Institute by Matt Aro, Natural Resources Research Institute - webinar recorded June 9, 2021
      • Poplar & Willow: Their genetics launched phytoremediation by Louis Licht, CEO, Ecolotree Inc. (www.ecolotree.com) - webinar recorded May 12, 2021.

      Short Rotation Woody Crops Regional Updates - A webinar series of research and regional updates aired by University of Minnesota Extension in fall 2020, hosted by Jeff Jackson.

       All links courtesy of Jeff Jackson, University of Minnesota Extension.

      Short Rotation Woody Crops Webinar Series, 2020 - hosted by University of Minnesota Extension (Jeff Jackson).  After the postponement of the 2020 Short Rotation Woody Crops Conference, these monthly webinars provided an opportunity to share important research and updates. Once a month two 15-minute presentations followed by Q and A.

      Dr. Raed Elferjani, Université TÉLUQ, 'The Quebec Network for Reforestation and Intensive Silviculture (Réseau Reboisement Ligniculture Québec) (QNRIS)' - abstract and video presentation given September 16, 2020. 

      PWCC Newsletters

      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

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      Special supplement - highlights of student research

      Older PWCC Newsletters
      Article and photos on 2016 AGM in Regina and Indian Head
      Article and photos on 2015 AGM in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

       

      National reports prepared for IPC

      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.

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      Addendum to Canadian report to 2008 IPC Session - complete list of published literature 2004-2007

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      Factsheets on Poplar Clones

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      Leroy Russian

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      Books about poplars and willows

      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/bookshopAVAILABLE 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, rzalesny@fs.fed.us)

      Canadian and other publications on poplars and willows

      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 Services 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

      Summary of crop manual

      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

      Glossary of terminology for poplar genomics, genetics and utilization

      Recent Canadian research papers on Salicaceae

      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.

      Poplar and Willow News.  Newsletters of the IPC

      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.

      Issue No. 11, August, 2021. The first issue since the IPC expanded its mandate. Begins with editorial articles by Mette Wilkie - Director of the FAO's Forestry Division and Martin Weih = IPC Chairperson.The newsletter includes information about a USDA network of researchers and other partners to study and develop trees and agroforestry systems for phytoremediation in the Great Lakes Basin. This include runoff reduction, wastewater recycling, mine reclamation, landfills, riparian buffers and other applications. The newsletter also contains alerts about journal special issues related to poplars and other fast-growing trees in the Journal of BioEnergy Research, Forests Journal and the open access journal Forests