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Poplars and willows : trees for society and the environment

Author: J G Isebrands; J Richardson
Publisher: Oxfordshire, England ; Boston, Massachusetts : CAB International : FAO, 2014. ©2014
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Poplars and willows form an important component of forestry and agricultural systems, providing a wide range of wood and non-wood products. This book synthesizes the latest research on poplars and willows in an accessible format, providing a practical worldwide overview and guide to their basic characteristics, cultivation and use, and issues, problems and trends. Prominence is given to environmental benefits and  Read more...
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Poplars and willows : trees for society and the environment.
Oxfordshire, England ; Boston, Massachusetts : CAB International : FAO, ©2014
xvi, 634 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J G Isebrands; J Richardson
ISBN: 9781780642284 1780642288
OCLC Number: 878139223
Description: 1 online resource (699 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Poplars and Willows of the World, With Emphasis on Silviculturally Important Species; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Systematics; 2.1.2 Nomenclature; 2.2 The Genus Populus; 2.2.1 Characteristics of poplars; 2.2.2 Descriptions of Populus species; 2.3 The Genus Salix; 2.3.1 Characteristics of willows; 2.3.2 Descriptions of Salix species; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 3 Ecology and Physiology of Poplars and Willows; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Populus euphratica Olivier, Euphrates Poplar. 3.3 Populus deltoides Marshall, Eastern Cottonwood3.4 Populus nigra Linnaeus, Black Poplar; 3.5 Populus balsamifera Linnaeus, Balsam Poplar; 3.6 Populus maximowiczii Henry, Japanese Poplar, and Populus suaveolens Fischer, Siberian Poplar; 3.7 Populus trichocarpa Torrey and Gray, Black Cottonwood; 3.8 Populus alba Linnaeus, White Poplar; 3.9 Populus tremula Linnaeus, Common Aspen; 3.10 Populus tremuloides Michaux, Quaking or Trembling Aspen; 3.11 Other Chinese Poplars; 3.12 Salix humboldtiana Willd., Humboldt's Willow; 3.13 Salix nigra Marshall, Black Willow. 3.14 Salix alba Linnaeus, White Willow3.15 Salix interior Rowlee, Sandbar Willow or Narrow-leaved Willow, and Salix exigua Nutt., Coyote Willow; 3.16 Salix eriocephala Michaux, Heart-leaved Willow; 3.17 Salix viminalis Linnaeus, Common Osier or Basket Willow; 3.18 Physiology of Poplars and Willows; References; 4 The Domestication and Conservation of Populus and Salix Genetic Resources; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Overview of Domestication and Conservation Approaches; 4.2.1 Genetic systems; 4.2.2 Breeding strategies; 4.2.3 Controlled crossing technique and crossability. 4.2.4 Testing, selection and deployment4.2.5 Certification, regulation and international trade; 4.2.6 Molecular approaches; 4.2.7 Conservation; 4.3 Worldwide Domestication and Conservation Programmes; 4.3.1 Asia; 4.3.2 North America; 4.3.3 Europe; 4.3.4 South America; 4.3.5 Australasia; 4.4 Outlook; Acknowledgements; Notes; References; 5 Operational Poplar and Willow Culture; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Poplar; 5.2.1 Stand establishment; 5.2.2 Stand tending; 5.2.3 Production; 5.3 Willow; 5.3.1 Stand establishment; 5.3.2 Stand tending; 5.3.3 Production; Acknowledgements; Notes; References. 6 Environmental Applications of Poplars and Willows6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Windbreaks and Shelterbelts; 6.2.1 Introduction; 6.2.2 Worldwide overview; 6.2.3 Shrub willow living snow fences; 6.3 Soil Erosion Control and Riparian Buffers; 6.3.1 Use of poplar and willow to create forested riparian buffers in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley; 6.3.2 Streamside restoration and stabilization with riparian buffers in the Pacific Northwest, USA; 6.3.3 Erosion control in New Zealand; 6.3.4 Riverbank stabilization in New Zealand; 6.4 Land Restoration; 6.5 Phytoremediation; 6.5.1 Introduction.
Responsibility: edited by J.G. Isebrands and J. Richardson.

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