Black willow tree improvement: development of a biomass species for marginal agricultural land in the lower Mississippi alluvial valleyThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
Short rotation woody crops, such as willows (Salix spp.), continue to be examined as biomass species because of their fast growth, ease of vegetative propagation, and ability to be coppice regenerated. Black willow (Salix nigra Marsh.) fits well into a biomass program for the southern United States because of its ability to grow on marginal agricultural sites that are poorly drained.