Poplar

Industrial applications of poplar wood

ProPopulus Team In recent years, the growing demand of wood and wood-based products has stimulated an increasing interest in poplar cultivation due, among other reasons, to its fast-growing cycle and its versatility for industrial uses. Poplar trees are among the fastest growing trees in Europe as they can be harvested after 10 to 20 years,…

Read More

Populiculture, a crop aligned with UN’s SDG 2030

ProPopulus Team In 2015, the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, that included 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint for achieving a sustainable future for all. They are interrelated and cover the global challenges that we face every day. Populiculture for land use is completely aligned with these goals, but specially linked…

Read More

The EU’s upcoming new Forest Strategy: a great opportunity for populiculture

ProPopulus Team The first quarter of 2021 will be decisive for the future of European forests. The European Commission is expected to present the New EU Forest Strategy –a non-legislative initiative– by the end of the term. The Forest Strategy is part of the packet of actions included in the EU’s Green Deal, presented in…

Read More

Fôret pro Bos publishes a new document on poplar trees and their impact on environment and climate

ProPopulus Team “Peuplier, Environnement & Climat” (Poplar, Environment and Climate) is the latest publication by Forêt pro Bos. The brochure, which is free to download in French and Dutch, compiles the history of populiculture in France, Wallonia and Flanders, and offers a complete overview on how poplar cultivation has been managed and perceived in these…

Read More

FCBA foresees a good outlook for poplar cultivation in France

ProPopulus Team According to FCBA, L’institut Technologique Forêt Cellulose Bois-Construction Ameublement (the Cellulose Wood- Furniture Construction Technological Institute) there is a positive perspective for poplar plantations ahead. After years of gloom due to low prices, among other reasons, the economic environment is becoming favourable again for poplar plantations in France. The technological institute affirms that…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

A new construction material made of poplar wood is in the market

Lignumstrand, the new wood-based building material made of PEFC certified local (Spain) poplar wood, obteined the CE marking

Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on the European forest industry

ProPopulus Team The pandemic and, consequently, the lockdown in most of the European Union member countries has led to a slowdown in the forestry industry and in forest management activities across the continent. The outburst of COVID-19 poses a series of challenges for the forestry industry, and for the wood-based products industry, causing great impact…

Read More

IPC’s 26th Session, call for paper abstracts extended

ProPopulus team Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC) has extended until May 20th the deadline for the submission of paper abstracts for its 26th IPC Session. The event will be held in Rome from October 6th to 9th, 2020. The Commission…

Read More