Poplar

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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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

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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…

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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…

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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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Poplar and the economy of the future

ProPopulus Team To counteract global warming and the subsequent climate change there is an urgent need to transform our production and consumption models and become more sustainable. In other words, we need to change the prevailing economic model for a circular bio-economy that substitutes fossil based raw materials with renewable organic based ones. Thus, in…

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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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A great opportunity for the forestry industry

ProPopulus Team The European Green Deal poses a great opportunity for the forestry industry. The document draws the main lines of a strategy aiming to transform the EU into a “fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy” with no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, and “where economic growth is…

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The Green Deal means a great deal

ProPopulus Team The European Commission’s Green Deal presents a great opportunity for the forestry industry, and it is time to seize the momentum. This was the core message of the European Forest Institute’s event “The future of plantation forests in Europe”, held in Brussels on December 17th.  The new president of ThinkForest, Janez Potocnik, in…

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