Aspen Bibliography

Title

Silvicultural Systems for Biomass Production in Canada

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science

Volume

30

Issue

1-2

First Page

5

Last Page

15

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

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.