International Poplar Commission Thematic Papers

Working paper IPC/8

Field handbook - Poplar harvesting

Stefano Verani, Giulio Sperandio, Rodolfo Picchio, Raffaele Spinelli, Gianni Picchi

© Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2008

This Field Handbook “Poplar Harvesting” does not reflect any official position of FAO but aims to expose the most common working techniques and the future trends in poplar plantations, resulting in practical guidelines for developing efficient, cost wise and secure harvesting systems.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information, please contact:
Mr. Jim Carle
International Poplar Commission
Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00153 Rome
E-mail: [email protected]

For quotation:
FAO, October, 2008. Field Handbook – Poplar Harvesting. International Poplar Commission Working Paper IPC/8. Forest Management Division, FAO, Rome (unpublished).

Web references:
For details relating to the International Poplar Commission as a Technical Statutory Body of FAO, including National Poplar Commissions, working parties and initiatives can be viewed on

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