Poplar

Cutting-edge technology for adaptation, production, and monitoring of poplar

ProPopulus Team Poplar, scientifically known as Populus, is a tree that has played an essential role in the ecology and economy of the Bierzo region in northwestern Spain. In addition to its importance for timber production, poplar has become a crucial subject of study for climate change adaptation. At the Ponferrada campus of the University…

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Charting a greener future: IPC27 and the role of fast-growing trees

ProPopulus Team The 27th Session of the International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC27), themed “Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – Pathways to Climate Resilience and Carbon Neutral Societies,” will take place from October 21-25, 2024, at the Palais des congrès in…

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The European timber industry’s concerns about the EUDR: a call for clarity

ProPopulus Team The European timber industries, of which the poplar chain is a major part, are increasingly concerned about the implementation of the European Union’s Regulation against Deforestation and Forest Degradation (EUDR). In a document published on 12 March, the European timber industries expressed their concerns. The document’s signatories include EOS (European Sawmill Industry Organisation),…

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Poplar, a sustainable answer for Europe’s forestry industry

ProPopulus Team The European forestry industry faces a pivotal moment in the wake of the new European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). European forests must adapt to more sustainable practices to minimize global deforestation and degradation. Among the myriad of options, one stands out prominently: the versatile and fast-growing poplar tree. As the forestry sector seeks…

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Spain’s first laminated poplar wood house will be built in Ogíjares, Granada

ProPopulus Team The assembly of Spain’s first-ever dwelling constructed with laminated poplar wood has commenced in Ogíjares, Granada. The pilot private residence, part of the LIFE Wood for Future project, integrates laminated poplar beams sourced from Vega de Granada and larch pine from the Sierra de Cazorla. Designed by the University of Granada’s spinoff, IberoLam…

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Our most popular posts in 2023

ProPopulus Team For you to enjoy over the holidays, we’re sharing a brief selection of the most popular posts in 2023 published on our blog for poplar and wood industry enthusiasts like you. 1. Why populiculture is a good investment The article highlights the increasing popularity of poplar plantations in Europe, emphasizing their unique business…

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Poplar, a solution for the packaging industry

ProPopulus Team On November 22, 2023, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) with overwhelming support—426 votes in favor, 125 against, and 74 abstentions. This regulation, having undergone a public consultation process and various amendments, establishes ambitious measures to reduce packaging, limit specific types, and prohibit the use…

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EUDR and the European forestry industry: poplar as an efficient and sustainable alternative

ProPopulus Team With the entry into force of the new European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) on June 29, 2023, the European Union (EU) took a giant step towards actively contributing to the preservation of forest masses globally. The new EUDR regulation, published on June 9 in the Official Journal of the EU, aims to minimize…

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The Conseil National du Peuplier (France) has published 20 video tutorials on poplar growing

Contributed by the Conseil National du Peuplier In recent years, there has been renewed interest in France in poplar wood and, more generally, in poplar plantations. In France, poplar wood represents a local, sustainable, and renewable material resource that helps to combat climate change: qualities that are in demand when it comes to limiting the…

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Spain: getting to know the most notable poplar varieties for sustainable cultivation

ProPopulus Team In previous posts we have delved in the cultivation of poplars in Italy and France. Now is Spain’s turn. The cultivation of poplars (genus Populus) in Spain has been extensively developed and has experienced significant growth in recent decades. The country has a National Catalog of basic materials for the production of forest…

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