The Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group is a private and public partnership. Our mission is to promote collaborative efforts in developing needed operations for purpose-grown tree plantings that comply with the principles of economic viability, ecological soundness, and social acceptance. A major activity is information sharing about the efficient development of practices and equipment to develop, maintain, harvest, and handle large-scale woody biomass plantings for environmental technologies and ecosystem services.
Biennial meetings highlight recent research results and facilitate tours of current field-related activities. Meetings and other events are currently supported by membership dues, administrative supporters (National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), University of Tennessee Center for Renewable Carbon, and USDA Forest Service), and service from steering committee members.