Poplars and willows form an important component of forestry and agricultural systems, providing a wide range of wood and non-wood products. Poplars and Willows: Trees for Society and the Environment synthesizes the latest research on poplars and willows in an accessible format, providing a practical worldwide overview and guide to their basic characteristics, cultivation and use, and issues, problems and trends. Prominence is given to environmental benefits and the importance of poplar and willow cultivation in meeting the needs of people and communities, sustainable livelihoods, land use and development.
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2 POPLARS AND WILLOWS OF THE WORLD, WITH EMPHASIS ON SILVICULTURALLY IMPORTANT SPECIES
CHAPTER 3 ECOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF POPLARS AND WILLOWS
CHAPTER 4 THE DOMESTICATION AND CONSERVATION OF POPULUS AND SALIX GENETIC RESOURCES
CHAPTER 5 OPERATIONAL POPLAR AND WILLOW CULTURE
CHAPTER 6 ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS OF POPLARS AND WILLOWS
CHAPTER 7 ABIOTIC STRESSES
CHAPTER 8 DISEASES OF POPLARS AND WILLOWS
CHAPTER 9 INSECTS AND OTHER PESTS OF POPLARS AND WILLOWS
CHAPTER 10 PROPERTIES, PROCESSING AND UTILIZATION
CHAPTER 11 MARKETS, TRENDS AND OUTLOOK
CHAPTER 12 POPLARS AND WILLOWS FOR RURAL LIVELIHOODS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 13 EPILOGUE
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