Silvicultural Systems for Biomass Production in Canada
New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science
Four combinations ofbiomass value, stand condition, site, and management objective are discussed. An emphasis is placed on short- and medium-rotation coppice systems using natural and artificial regeneration. Artificial systems which parallel agricultural production require both very high yields and good biomass prices to offset high input costs.
At present, low fossil fuel prices in Canada do not make utilisation of biomass for energy economically attractive. Government policy may dictate more biomass use for energy for political, environmental, and especially carbon balance reasons.
Weetman, Gordon F., "Silvicultural Systems for Biomass Production in Canada" (2000). Aspen Bibliography. Paper 732.