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- On February 6, a vote was held at the FAO in Rome regarding the continuing activities of the International Poplar Commission (IPC). The main question was whether the activities should expand to include other fast-growing trees than Salix and Populus. The proposal for expanded activities got positive votes. You can read about the voting on the following link: http://www.fao.org/forestry/ipc/83645/en/

- The International Poplar Symposium (IPS) held their 7th meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 28 – November 4. The link to conference information is: https://poplarsymposium.blogspot.com.ar.

- IPC Newsletter – Read "Poplar and Willow News" (the October issue is out now) from the International Poplar Commission (http://www.fao.org/forestry/ipc/74028/en/)

- The 25th Session of the International Poplar Commission (IPC) was held in Berlin 13 to 16 september 2016. After the conference, two post tours were arranged of which one travelled through Sweden, from Scania to Uppsala. Announcements of the 25th Session are available on the websites of FAO: http://www.fao.org/forestry/ipc2016/en/ and Germany: https://www.ipc25berlin2016.com/

- Publications from IPC and FAO, including the comprehensive book Poplars and Willows can be found on the IPC homepage (http://www.fao.org/forestry/ipc/69946@158687/en/)