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Our Activities

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Working Groups

The PWCC establishes working groups to address specific issues and challenges relating to all aspects of poplar and willow management. Our working groups are currently focused on genetics and breeding, and pesticides. The groups interact regularly and lobby for positive changes within the poplar and willow industry.

Genetics and Breeding Working Group

Pesticides Working Group

Environmental Services Working Group


The PWCC organizes an Annual General Meeting which includes informative technical and field sessions. It is a great chance for members to meet with each other and learn about the most current trends in poplar and willow culture. The meeting is held in a different location each year, so members can see what is happening with poplar and willow across Canada.

2011-2022 Annual Meetings Notes about past annual meetings can be seen in the "Past Events" page


Newsletters published 2011-2016  provided member-driven useful information about projects, programs, accomplishments, events and other matters of interest to members. Some Newsletters also contain reports to Annual General Meetings by PWCC Chair, Treasurer, Executive Assistant, Technical Director and/or Working Group Chairs.

Fall 2016
Fall 2015
Winter 2014
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Winter 2013
Fall 2013
Winter 2013
Fall 2012
Winter 2011
Spring 2011
Fall 2010
Winter 2010


The PWCC maintains this website with information for and about members, a database of poplar and willow clones in Canada, and news about upcoming events. Visitors can also access meeting notices, a photo gallery, special publications and annual reports, as well as current and past issues of the newsletter.


The PWCC represents Canada on the International Poplar Commission which serves as an international forum for discussing issues relating to poplars and willows. It brings together 39 member poplar councils and commissions from around the world. We also have strong linkages to and periodically co-host meetings with our colleagues in the United States. This includes the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group and the Poplar Council of the United States.