Plantations

Poplar is a fundamental resource for France’s rural life

ProPopulus Team France is Europe’s first poplar producer. Poplar cultivation in France began in the 1760’s, and although the areas planted with poplar have been shrinking for the last 20 years, today, populicuture creates 12.000 direct non-relocatable jobs and an equal number of indirect jobs in French rural areas, strengthening the economic activity at several…

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Poplar, vital for building a bioeconomy in Spain

ProPopulus Team The importance of poplar cultivation in the construction of a bioeconomy in Spain, its potential for  generating rural employment, its environmental advantages and its efficiency in terms of sustainability were some of the matters discussed at the “El Chopo” (Poplar) forest seminar, held on October 7th in Pamplona, ​​Navarra, Spain. The event was…

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The benefits of a poplar plantation bioeconomy in Granada

ProPopulus Team The Social Council of the University of Granada, Spain, has recently published a study on how poplar benefits bioeconomy in the province of Granada, in Andalusia, Spain, as part of the project Dialogues with Society. The Council is the University’s branch for social participation and aims at promoting the connection between the University,…

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Planted forests are increasing worldwide

ProPopulus Team Offsetting carbon is one of the main objectives of countries that want to meet the goals set by the Paris Agreement. This is one of the reasons why plantation forests are increasing in Europe and worldwide. But as controversy around forests and ecosystem services rises in Europe, policymakers must keep their eyes set…

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Do you want to know how much a forest contributes beyond the wood it produces?

ProPopulus Team Forests don’t just produce wood. The benefits they bring to the ecosystem are many, but not incalculable. The international NGO FSC has developed a pioneering methodology to calculate them and will promote it in Spain through a series of technical workshops. The first workshop will take place on September 12 and 13 at…

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What are ecosystem services and why should we care and pay for them

ProPopulus team Ecosystem services are the many benefits that Nature provides to society.  These benefits make human life possible and divide into direct and indirect benefits. Direct benefits are, for example, the provision of nutritious foods and clean water, called “provisioning services”, or the regulation of features such as floods, land degradation, desiccation, soil salinization,…

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Poplar will take Valladolid and Buenos Aires in October

October will be poplar’s month with two major symposiums taking place around the world: in Valladolid, Spain, (from October 17th to 19th) and in Buenos Aires, Argentina (from October 28th to November 4th). In Valladolid, the event will be held in the framework of the Program for Mobilization of Forest Resources in Castilla y Leon…

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