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Short rotation forestry for woodfuel in the UK

An overview of the management and benefits of short rotation forestry for woodfuel production.

Year of Publication2010

Short rotation forestry (SRF) consists of dense plantations of fast-growing broad-leaved trees which can be harvested at five to fifteen years old for woodfuel production. An overview of choice of site and species and methods of tree establishment and harvesting is provided.

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tree managementsilvicultureagricommon
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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