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Growth and Development of Short-Rotation Woody Crops for Rural and Urban Applications


Andrej Pilipović



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station




Woody biomass from short-rotation woody crops (SRWCs) plays a substantial role in feedstock production for alternative energy sources throughout the world, thus helping to mitigate climate change driven by excessive use of fossil fuels. The establishment of these biomass production systems presents the basis for more efficient development of renewable energy sources while avoiding impacts (e.g., additional emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere) on essential ecosystem services such as clean water and healthy soils. In addition to these bioenergy-related uses, the increase of degraded land such as industrial brownfields and municipal landfills has prompted the integration of biomass production with phytotechnologies to produce income, sequester carbon, and clean the environment. Recognizing the need for information linking the silviculture of intensive forestry with the provision of ecosystem services, this Special Issue focused on the growth and development of SRWCs grown for numerous applications in rural and urban areas.


Zalesny, Ronald S.; Pilipović, Andrej. 2022. Growth and Development of Short-Rotation Woody Crops for Rural and Urban Applications. Forests. 13(6): 867. 9 p.


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