AROWRN Connects 2017

It all started in Western Canada in 2006.  Researchers at the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) of the Canadian Forest Service (CFS), Natural Resources Canada, established Short Rotation Woody Crop (e.g., willow and poplar) agroforestry plantations patterned on successful developments in Europe.  Six rural Alberta based plantations were designed to be augmented with treated effluent from rural municipal lagoons, under Alberta’s climate, soil and water conditions.  The intent of these projects was to evaluate the efficiency and environmental implications of integrating waste disposal with wood fibre production, i.e., willow for biomass production or fast-growing poplar.

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