International Poplar Symposium VI - 20-23 July 2014
We focused on the theme “Domestication of Populus and Salix: How far have we come, and how far do we still have to go?” and addressed topics dealing with poplar and willow genetics, genomics, physiology, pests & pathology, environmental applications and management applications.
Post-Conference Trip & Tour
- Fraser Valley Field Trip (Thursday, July 24) – One day field tour to the eastern Fraser Valley where we discussed short rotation intensive culture (SRIC) of poplar in British Columbia at two hybrid-poplar plantations, and natural stand dynamics of poplar and succession in riparian ecosystems.
- Interior Circle Tour to the Okanagan (Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27) – The tour explored the many uses of poplar including soil reclamation at a landfill site, remediation of effluent irrigation on public land, the many aspects of forest research at the Kalamalka Forestry Centre in Vernon, several conservation initiatives and value added production of disposable utensils before heading back to UBC in Vancouver.
Cees (“Case”) van Oosten
Chair – Organizing Team IPS VI
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