Comparison of Different Forest Species during the First Vegetative Growth Period in Short Rotation Forestry

H. Sixto, P. Ciria, L. Rovira, F. Camps, J.L. Montoto, J. Pérez, J.L. García-Caballero & P. Mazón
The need to broaden genetic diversity in short-rotation coppice plantations (SRC) or short rotation forestry (SRF) makes it necessary to test new species and/or varieties which may be suitable for use in different edaphoclimatic conditions. Four experimental sites have been established (Girona, Leon, Madrid and Soria) for the purposes of comparing the behaviour of different species and varieties grown at high density (10,000 trees.ha-1) in short rotation plantations. The performance of these species is compared...