Short Rotation Forestry Trials in Scotland: Progress Report 2010
This report summarises the progress made in the short rotation forestry trials in Scotland during 2009 and up to the end-of-March 2010, and gives an indication of the programme for the coming year, 2010/11.
Forestry Commission Scotland (now Scottish Forestry) and Forest Research (FR) initiated the network of Energy Forestry (EF) exemplar sites in September 2007. We have developed a programme of work to address the important information gaps on the growth and development of Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) and Short Rotation Forestry (SRF) in Scotland. The sites are also a practical, operational, demonstration of the potential for SRF and SRC. We will be use these exemplar sites to highlight the opportunities for these new crops to foresters and farmers.