We recently spent some time exploring some fantastic on-line resources on coppiced willow biomass production for heat and electricity from the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. While we plan to only truly skim the surface of short rotation biomass coppice systems in our book, the fine folks at Cornell (amongst others) have done much to help develop the state of the art for growers in North America.
While short rotation forestry (SRF) presents a different scale and end product than much of what we'll be exploring in Coppice Agroforestry, we absolutely believe there's strength in diversity and that these systems may be of direct application to some of your lives and livelihoods. Check out the videos below to learn a bit more about the types of the planting and harvesting equipment used to manage these systems and marvel at the ingenious technology that's gone into their development.
Best wishes and happy autumn,
Mark and Dave