Biomass Production of Fast Growing Species in a Short Rotation Coppice in Sicily (Italy)

G. Facciotto & G. Nervo
This work reports preliminary results on growth dynamics and biomass production of a SRC trials with poplar, black locust, eucalyptus and Acacia saligna. The plantations were established in three sites in the center of the Sicily: Mussomeli, San Cataldo, and Caltanissetta loc. Misteci. The first trial is located near a municipal waste water treatment plant. Cuttings of poplar clones and seedlings one year old of the other species, were planted in 2008 spring respectively at...