Features of SRP (Short-Rotation Planting)
In this first stage of their life, the plants grow above-averagely fast. Within a short period, mauch mass will be produced at comparatively low density (weight per volume). We use special tree breedings (clonese), mostly of poplars, willows, and robinia (acacias). Broadleave trees are regularly “stock-settled”, i.e. cut back at the earth level. Harvest material is used. The stocl grows again, forms mass fast, and new harvesting is possible in a couple of years of “rotation period” (2−10 years).
This produces the following benefits: You save your replanting costs, and the yield is about 2-4 times higher than with the conventional wood. The growing force significantly increases after the first rotation period. In 25-30 years, the yield will decrease, and we would recommend start grubbing (using a tiller), as well as replanting or any other applicable uses.