NATURE.

We’re depleting what Nature provides and the Earth cannot keep up.

SOCIETY.

What’s compromised is not the Planet, it’s us.

FUTURE.

We must guarantee a sustainable cultivation of renewable resources.

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We are a European association that represents growers, companies and organizations that belong to the poplar chain, committed to promoting a bio-economy, that defends the need to substitute non-renewable resources with poplar-based alternatives obtained from sustainably managed forests and plantations.

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We aim to inform society that the poplar cultivation and wood industry chain has a key role in sustainability by responsibly guaranteeing the production of more renewable resources in the future, thus reducing our dependence on unsustainable resources.

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We believe that our future is compromised unless we are capable of developing a more sustainable and healthy society based on moderation, intelligence and responsability. We defend profitable and ecologically sound land-use systems, promoting poplar as a valuable source of raw material.

Poplar, efficiency
and value

Poplar is one of the most efficient trees in terms of sustainability. It is one of the fastest growing species in Europe, which makes it an economically sound investment while one hectare of poplar captures 11 tonnes of CO2 every year. Poplar also can be planted on otherwise useless land, thus optimizing land use and increasing timber supply with a renewable source of raw material.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainably managed forests allow us to obtain wood-based products sourced from trees harvested at the right age, while, in addition, plantations optimize land use and supply, therefore taking the stress off forests to provide raw material. It is crucial to understand that the environmental requirements towards the conservation of forest areas do not exclude a responsible productive activity.

Climate change and
the green bioeconomy

Global warming and the subsequent changes in the climate is probably one of the most important challenges mankind has ever faced, not only because of the effects but moreover because we have caused the problem. It is, therefore, our responsibility to reset our relationship with the Earth in order to assure a healthy planet for future generations.

Sustainability & Unsustainability

The bigger picture is that If we are to develop a sustainable society, and indeed, preserve the conditions of life on Earth, we have to change our understanding of civilization and, consequently, embrace new ideas or reframe myths and half-truths. The key goal of being more sustainable is simply being less unsustainable.

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Find out more about our news, events and our views in our blog.

24
Jun

Welcome to our new web

We are very proud to present our new website. This new online meeting point is the first step towards boosting our activities in order to...

23
Jun

A new image for ProPopulus

By Pedro Garnica, Chairman of ProPopulus Ten years ago, ProPopulus was founded to gather growers, promoters and users of poplar with the aim of positioning...

12
Apr

Agropoplar, an initiative promoted by the UG to boost poplar cultivation in the Mediterranean basin

ProPopulus Team Given the steep decline of poplar plantations, not just in Spain, but in Europe, the timber industry in the EU faces a drastic...

15
Mar

Building the future with wood

Although wood is no stranger to the construction industry, over the last century it has remained confined to residential and low-rise buildings. For more than...

01
Mar

The International Day of Forests 2019 will focus on the importance of forestry education

Under the theme “Learn to Love Forests” the International Day of Forests will be celebrated on March 21st. The theme emphasizes the importance of forestry...

15
Feb

Forestry events in Paris and Brussels in the coming weeks

March will be a good month for forests: before the celebration of the International Day of Forests in Geneva on March 21sth, Paris will host...