The Planting Continues at the Biomass Connect Trial Sites

22 May 2023

The planting of the Biomass Connect Hub Sites has been continuing over the past few weeks. The AFBI Hub site in Hillsborough, Northern Ireland is the latest to have seen activity with the planting of Black Locust, Poplar, Alder and the Miscanthus trials. The plots have been power-harrowed and the willows will be planted this week.

So far at this hub site the following trees have been planted.

Black Locust ‘Turbo Obelisk’128
Black Locust ‘Turbo’240
SRC Poplar992
SRF Poplar240

The plan is now to plant over 13,000 willows too.

Here are a few photos of the planting operations over the last week.



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