Double A Willow

Projects: Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (VVS) High School Demonstration Plot

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (VVS) High School is the host of a 2.5 acre demonstration trial of shrub willow bioenergy crops planted in cooperation with Cornell University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and Double A Willow. Eight willow varieties were machine-planted in the spring of 2009 and will be cut back in the fall. The plants will resprout in the spring and grow until the first harvest, scheduled for the winter of 2012-13. The harvested wood chips will be used as a source of fuel in the production of maple syrup at VVS. The trial is intended to demonstrate the yield potential of the new shrub willow varieties and is part of a larger project designed to examine yield potential across a variety of sites. Since 2005, trials have been established at over 20 locations across North America, including 10 sites in New York, and 5 sites in Canada.

(VVS) High School Demonstration Plot

(VVS) High School Demonstration Plot