Poplar

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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The French poplar plantation: effects of climate and new cultivars

ProPopulus Team Poplar is a widespread hardwood species in France, occupying just over 194,000 hectares, putting France well ahead of the rest of Western Europe. Although poplars account for over 1% of France’s forest area, they contribute 28% of the hardwood harvest, coming in second place (1.4 Mm3) after oak (2.2 Mm3) in 2021 (total…

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Russian birch plywood keeps flowing into the EU despite sanctions

ProPopulus Team Despite sanctions on the imports of Russian and Belarusian, wood products, birch plywood and other wood products from Russia keep finding their way to the EU through third countries. As explained in our post on the alternatives that exist to Russian and Belarusian birch, the EU responded quickly with sanctions after Russia’s invasion…

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Populus3D: Digital innovation in the forestry industry

ProPopulus Team In an effort to drive innovation in the forestry sector and enhance productivity in poplar cultivation, the University of León (ULE) has established a fruitful collaboration with Garnica, and its Research Group DRACONES. This partnership is part of the European project DIGIS3, which aims to promote the European Hub for Digital Innovation in…

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