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Harvesting 7 hectares of willow on Andrew Thompson's Embleton Old Hall Farm, Wingate, Co. Durham. The crop is to be used by Wilton 10, a 30 MW wood powered power station on Teesside. The power station will use 300,000 tonne of wood annually of which some 50,000 tonne will be short rotation coppice willow. The other wood supply will be recycled timber, timber processing products and forestry products..To grow 50,000 tonne of SRC  3,000 hactatres has to be planted.. Benefits of SRC from the farmers point of view is that once established it does not need replanting each year. When harvested the trees grow again from the remaining root stock. Fertiliser and chemical input is low compared to growing cereals.