Farm

Northern Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

Fast-growing tree species, such as cottonwood (Populus spp.) and willow (Salix spp.), grow naturally throughout the Midwest, primarily along streams, and are excellent candidates for a new crop to grow on floodable sites. Other species, such as certain hybrid cottonwoods, are well suited to highly erodible lands (HELs). All of these species might be productive on normal agricultural soils. These types of trees can be used to establish plantings that can be harvested in 8 to 10 years and will re-sprout after harvest to produce another crop.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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