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Alley coppice—a new system with ancient roots

Christopher Morhart; Gerry C. Douglas; Christian Dupraz; Anil Graves; Michael Nahm; P. Paris; Udo Hans Sauter; Jonathan Sheppard; Heinrich Spiecker;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Mar 2014
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
peer-reviewed Context: Current production from natural forests will not satisfy future world demand for timber and fuel wood, and new land management options are required. Aims: We explore an innovative production system that combines the production of short rotation coppice in wide alleys with the production of high-value trees on narrow strips of land; it is an alternative form of alley cropping which we propose to call ‘alley coppice’. The aim is to describe this alley coppice system and to illustrate its potential for producing two diverse products, namely high-value timber and energy wood on the same land unit. Methods: Based on a comprehensive literature r...
free text keywords: High-value timber production, Short-rotation coppice, Alley cropping, Agroforestry, Coppice with standards, Biodiversity, Biomass, SRC, [SDV]Life Sciences [q-bio], High-value timber production, Short-rotation coppice, Alley cropping, Agroforestry, Coppice with standards, Biodiversity, Biomass, SRC, Ecology, Forestry, Agroforestry, Forest management, Wood production, Land management, Computer science, Short rotation coppice, Short rotation forestry, Alley cropping, Alley, Coppicing
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Book . 2014
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Book . 2014
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Book . 2014
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