Based on Lignovis own multi-year trials of more than 30 poplar clones, we are continuously extending our nursery with new high yielding and healthy poplar clones.
Since 2018 Lignovis is official distribution partner of Belgium institute INBO (Research Institute for Nature and Forest) with decades of poplar breeding experience. All INBO varieties undergo a selection and testing phase of 15 - 20 year before they are introduced to the market, to secure long term performance and health characteristics. All INBO clones are selected for poplar log production, but some varieties outperform other poplar varieties also when grown as short rotation plantations with 3-year harvesting intervals.
FastWood1 & FastWood2 are bred by NW-FVA (Nordwestdeutsche Forstliche Versuchsanstalt / Northwestern German Forest Research Agency) and offer very high yields on medium and good sites.
Max and Matrix varieties as well as Hybride 275 ensure reliable yields and healthy development on a wide range of site characteristics. Max clones are specifically recommended for short rotation plantations on marginal sites due to their robust development. Matrix and Hybride 275 usually perform better on medium to good sites and offer better tree form than Max clones, which makes them also suitable for longer rotations and log production.