Biomass from agricultural pruning and plantation removal – A feasible practice promoted by uP__running Project
Agrarian Prunings and Plantation Removal (APPR) refers to agricultural woody residues produced as result of horticultural operations applied to vineyards, olive groves and fruit plantations.
Agrarian Pruning: operations carried out annually, biennially, or every several years. Its targets may be diverse: prepare the tree shape according to the preferred conduction system of branches, to maintain tree size (structural pruning, topping), promote an appropriate shadowing for the fruit, or to increase the production of fruits with larger size, among others.
Plantation Removals: operations of restoring the field to an initial stage for starting a new crop cycle. Trees are usually up-rooted with excavators and accumulated in piles; but they can also be felled and hauled outside the field. Roots are then obtained later through an up-rooting operation.