Poplars are the most demanding plants for short rotation. This tree species requires the best soil, sufficient moisture and a warm climate. Due to its poor lime tolerance, special care must be taken regarding the pH value. Because of the excellent conditions in the east and south of Austria, as well as in Italy and Hungary you can achieve top yields with poplars.
For machine harvesting in single rows the following planting layout is recommended: 3 m tramline x 0.5 m planting distance.
Mechanical planting is carried out with cuttings, which corresponds to around 6,000 cuttings per hectare for the planting layout mentioned above.