Mapping of Areas Suitable for Poplar in SRC

A. Berthelot, C. Ginet & N. Nguyen Thé
In order to identify the suitable areas for poplar crops in France, a methodology was established in the framework of the Valerbio project. The alluvial deposit layers of the geological maps at scale 1/50 000 provided by Office of Geological and Mining Research (BRGM) were crossed with the digital map of the existing poplar areas at scale 1/25 000 provided by National Forest Inventory (IFN). The results show that 55 % of poplar crops are...