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Evaluating Canada’s Underutilized Species, Hybrid PoplarCompleted

Project leaders: Mansfield, Shawn
 

Objective:

Canadian hybrid poplars represent a phenomenal, largely untapped resource – a resource with rich genetic diversity. Unfortunately, the economic value of that genetic diversity remains unrealized. This project will specifically address and characterize selected poplar hybrids that have been shown to accumulate significant volume and be largely unaffected by pests or pathogens. This project will:

  • provide a model for evaluating several possible uses for an underutilized species in the value-added sector; and
  • offer a mechanism to selectively relate basic wood properties to value-added processing, which could be applied across a broader range of other underutilized hardwood species growing in Canada , such as birch or alder.


 

Start date: 2005-04-01 End date: 2007-03-31
 

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For more information on this project, please contact:

Mansfield, Shawn
University of British Columbia
Email: shawnman@interchg.ubc.ca
Telephone: (604) 822-0196
Fax: (604) 822-9104
 
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