Short rotation coppice involves growing trees on two to five year cycles, mainly for wood-fuel. Other uses include garden mulches and particle board manufacture.

Willow and poplar trees are the most common species used for short rotation coppice. They can be productive for 30 years or more.

For information on varieties and yields from trials across the UK, see the Forestry Commission's research pages.

SEE ALSO: Harvesting trees

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