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Poplar Growing (Demonstration Plots)

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, for the guidance of farmers and landowners wishing to take advantage of the recently announced subsidy for growing poplars, he will indicate where the Forestry Commission have established demonstration plots.

As stated in the Report on Forest Research for the year ending March, 1949, by the Forestry Commission, trial areas have been established for poplar at Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire: Thetford, Norfolk; Auchen Castle, Dumfries-shire, and Dyfnant, Montgomeryshire. A new series of plots was then being planted at Hallyburton, Angus, and since that time new areas have been formed at Quantocks, Somerset; Clocaenog, Denbighshire; and Urray, Inverness-shire. A collection of poplars is in course of formation in the New Forest when three plants of all clones in the Commissioners' possession will be planted. Stool beds are maintained at Alice Holt, Hampshire; and Rendlesham, Suffolk.