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

A. Navarro, M. Mastrorilli, P. Campi, A.D. Palumbo & G. Facciotto
In Italy, Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) have been inserted in cultural plans of several farms in the last years. More than 7000 hectares of Short Rotation Forestry (SRF)/(SRC) have been planted, mainly in Northern Italy where biomass thermoelectric power plants have been installed. Mainly, the species cultivated in experimental trials and commercial stand are: poplar, willow, black locust and eucalyptus. In order to extend SRC species in Southern Italy and to verify the production of...