We are pleased to announce the 2022 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference, to be held May 2-4, 2022 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Historically, international efforts for the development of short rotation woody crops (SRWCs) focused on the production of biomass for bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts, while research and deployment over the past decade has expanded to include broader objectives of achieving multiple ecosystem services. In particular, silvicultural prescriptions developed for SRWCs have been refined to include woody crop production systems for environmental benefits such as carbon sequestration, water quality and quantity, and soil health. In addition, current systems have been expanded beyond traditional fiber production to more valuable wood products and to other environmental technologies that incorporate SRWCs as vital components for phytotechnologies (e.g., phytoremediation), urban afforestation, ecological restoration, and mine reclamation.
The 2022 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference will bring leading SRWC organizations to enhance information exchange and provide a platform for developing future collaboration around SRWC production systems. The event is intended for researchers, forestry practitioners, decision makers, and students who are interested in the state of the science and practice of growing and using fast-grown trees for forest products, bioenergy, and site remediation.
SAF CFEs have been applied for.
We look forward to seeing you in Asheville!
The conference is a joint meeting of the:
Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group
North Carolina State University
In partnership with:
University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry
IUFRO Working Party 1.03.00 (Short Rotation Forestry)
UFRO Working Party 2.08.04 (Physiology and Genetics of Poplars and Willows)
IEA Bioenergy Task 43 (Biomass)
International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People
and the Environment (IPC) Environmental and Ecosystem Services Working Party (WP5)