Assessment of Siberian Elm Coppicing Cycle

M. Sanz, M.D. Curt, A. Plaza, M. García-Müller & J. Fernández
In this work short rotation coppice of Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila L.) is experimented in the rainfed conditions of central Spain. The performance of this woody crop grown at a plant density of 6,666 trees per ha-1 is studied in relation to the coppicing cycle. Growth parameters and biomass productions are determined for rotations of two and three years. Biomass productions in the 3-year harvesting cycle were higher than the sum of the yields obtained...