Short Rotation Coppice in Northern Italy: Comprehensive Sustainability

M. Fiala, J. Bacenetti, A. Scaravonati & A. Bergonzi
Short Rotation Coppice (SRC), subdivided into SRF – plantation with a short cutting frequency (1 or 2 yrs) and in MRF – plantation with a medium cutting time (5 yrs), takes up about 7,000 hectares, mainly in Lombardy and Veneto Regions; over the years the development of specific poplar clones for biomass and the improvement of cultivation technique have made it possible to obtain remarkable increases in yield. Nevertheless, in bibliography the information concerning this...