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The hybrid poplars on the 95-acre site near Stanwood will show much of their full regrowth potential in their first growing season after harvest last fall.
Topics addressed by researchers and extension professionals will include: growing poplar as a short rotation woody energy crop; sustainable production and environmental impacts on soil, water and wildlife; the best areas to develop biofuel and bioproduct industries; and biomass production with operational and research poplar plots.
AHB is a consortium of educational and industry partners, including Washington State University, working to prepare northern California, Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho for a sustainable hardwood biochemicals and biofuels industry. Learn more at http://hardwoodbiofuels.org.