Short Rotation Woody Crops for Biomass Tour (1 hr)
What are short rotation woody crops? How do they contribute to biomass feedstock? Why are they being promoted for marginal planting sites? What type of species should you grow and who will buy it? Tour includes a visit to a demonstration plot with fast growing willow and poplar trees. Learn how to grow, harvest, and produce this crop as an alternative income opportunity which helps provide sustainable energy supplies. Bus leaves at 12:00 p.m. Note: walking/standing involved.