Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Short rotation coppice involves growing trees on two to five year cycles, mainly for wood-fuel. Other uses include garden mulches and particle board manufacture.
Willow and poplar trees are the most common species used for short rotation coppice. They can be productive for 30 years or more.
For information on varieties and yields from trials across the UK, see the Forestry Commission's research pages.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
Any person intending to alter the use or management of areas of uncultivated or semi-natural land must obtain prior approval from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).
Read more on the DAERA website
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