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  • Gaverstraat 4

    9500 Geraardsbergen



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Personal profile

Research expertise

Extensive knowledge of poplar species.

More than 25 years of experience in breeding of different species of poplar. 

Extensive knowledge of the implementation of poplar and willow cross-breeding programs.

Knowledge of selection and breeding techniques for forest tree species such as Populus, Salix, Ulmus, Quercus, Fraxinus, Prunus and Alnus.

Experience in scoring bud sprout and bud set in poplar, also experience in a whole range of shape observations in poplar. Knowledge of rust observations on poplar.

Extensive knowledge of cultivation techniques in the tree nursery, such as soil preparation, fertilization, pest control, pruning technique and vegetative propagation.

Experience in identification and detection of European black poplar

Taxonomic List

  • poplar (Populus spp.)
  • willow (Salix spp.)
  • alder (Alnus glutinosa)
  • willow family (Salicaceae)


  • forestry technology
  • nurseries/propagation technology
  • fieldwork (observations and sampling)
  • fieldwork (soil preparation)
  • phenotyping