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National Commission for Fast-Growing Deciduous Trees (NPC Sweden) is part of the International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC). The IPC was formed in 1947 in Paris as a statutory part of the FAO, which in turn is a United Nations agency. At present, the IPC consists of 38 member countries, of which Sweden is one. Every four years, the IPC organizes a congress named "Session". IPC's function includes a variety of activities, further information is found at www.fao.org/forestry/ipc.


Our mission: 

  1. Exchange ideas and knowledge between enterprises, agencies, academia and consumers about the social benefits of fast-growing deciduous trees;
  2. Exchange knowledge of climate benefits with fast-growing deciduous trees;
  3. Promote an increased area of native fast-growing deciduous trees;
  4. Arrange seminars, conferences and study visits;
  5. Write reports and recommendations on fast-growing deciduous trees at national level for FAO etc.


The Poplar Day 2019 was held on September 5 in Halland. Ulf Johansson from Tönnersjöheden's experimental park hosted us and told us about ongoing research and field trials with poplar. Nils Fahlvik from Skogforsk gave a presentation on rotation period and management of hybrid aspen. Anneli Adler from SLU talked about an ongoing collaborative project on climate-adapted poplar through more efficient plant breeding. Gabriele Engqvist announced a new Salix clone - Julia - developed by Lantmännen and now on the market. In the afternoon we visited two field trials. In heavy rain, Henrik Böhlenius from SLU told us about the challenges of establishing poplar on forest land. The picture was taken in a poplar plantation in Sperlingsholms Estate where Carl Kuylenstierna and Magnus Axelsson gave us insight into what motivates them to invest in poplar. Photo: Lars Rytter.