Poplar

Marjal Chopo de Granada, a brand born to gather Andalusian poplar producers

Propopulus Team A total of 73 Andalusian landowners, most of them from Granada, signed on 14th May, the founding act of the Granada Chopo Marjal Producers Association. Among the members of the group, almost 60% are small owners (between 1 and 5 hectares) and around 15% have more than 20 hectares. During the event, the…

Read More

The “Thanks to Poplar” initiative has been launched in Spain

ProPopulus Team As of 1st May, the “Thanks to Poplar” (Gracias al Chopo, in Spanish) agreement promoted by the Spanish Association of Plywood Manufacturers (AEFCON) came into force in Spain. This agreement transfers to Spain the French initiative “Merci le Peuplier”, launched in 2014 to reverse the reduction in the number of poplar trees in…

Read More

Sustainably managing forests and plantations will guarantee wood supply

ProPopulus Team We are committed to think about how to be more efficient in the production of timber as a raw material. Firstly, natural forests must be managed to harvest the trees at the right age and in the best conditions, to replant them adequately, and, in general, to protect the flora and fauna and…

Read More

Poplar plywood: a good choice for the construction industry

ProPopulus Team In the last ten years, the demand for poplar plywood has increased notably, and the forecast for demand in the coming years is higher than the expected availability. This makes poplar wood plantations and sustainably managed forests a safe bet for the future. Poplars have a fast growth rate, and usually are ready…

Read More

Granada, home to the first Spanish poplar eco-producer association

ProPopulus Team A group of poplar producers in Granada is taking the first steps towards the creation of an association for poplar eco-producers. It will be sponsored by the LIFE Wood for Future programme and will be financed by the European Union, a new tool for the promotion of a poplar bioeconomy in the area.…

Read More

All you wanted to know about poplar wood, but didn’t

ProPopulus Team Poplar trees are among the fastest growing trees in Europe as they can be harvested after 10 to 20 years, also during their growth cycle poplars capture carbon, thus helping in the task of tackling climate change. In addition, poplar wood from sustainably managed plantations and forests is a suitable substitute of less…

Read More

Poplar, a key element to develop a bioeconomy

ProPopulus Team “Poplars are a key element for the development of bioeconomy, not only in the production of bioenergy but also, and above all, in the construction industry to replace other materials with a renewable material such as poplar wood”, said ProPopulus Chairman Joris Van Acker in the frame of the Populus 360 Conference, held…

Read More

Poplar based technical wood for structural uses

ProPopulus team Within the framework of the activities of the COMPOP Timber Project, the IDIE Group (Research and Development in Building Engineering) and the Departments of Architectural Constructions, Applied Physics and Mechanical Structures of ETS Building Engineering of the University of Granada have successfully developed different prototypes of two meter long glued laminated poplar-based beams…

Read More

Peupliers de France launches a new website

ProPopulus Team After nine months of hard work, and with the support of France Bois Forêt and CODIFAB, the French Poplar National Council (Consel National du Peuplier, CNP) recently announced the launching of a new version of Peupliers de France website, including a brand-new Poplar Directory. Currently this Directory mainly includes Merci le Peuplier members,…

Read More

The European Commission awards the LIFE grant to a project to recover poplars in Vega de Granada, Spain

ProPopulus Team The European Commission in its 2020 call, within its Action for Climate program and the Climate Change Mitigation sub-program, has recently awarded the LIFE grant to the project LIFE Wood for Future “Recovery of Granada-Vega poplar groves to boost biodiversity and long-term carbon capture through structural bioproducts”. The project, presented by the consortium…

Read More