CO2 storage

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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European poplar, a local, sustainable, efficient choice

ProPopulus Team The ban on Russian and Belarusian birch and birch plywood, as well as on all other timber and forestry by-products from these countries, is an opportunity for European producers, manufacturers, traders, and consumers to turn to other wood species widely produced within the EU. Among those, European poplar and poplar plywood from sustainably…

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The Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park launches an action plan to boost poplar plantations

ProPopulus Team The Marais Poitevin Regional Nature Park (MPRNP), located in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, western France,  has launched an action programme to promote poplar plantations. It includes planting 20,000 poplars during this winter (2022/2023). Poplars have been present in the Poitevin marshes for nearly two centuries, but they have greatly diminished in the last decades. There were 800,000…

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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…

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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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Tropical forests are losing their capacity to absorb C02

ProPopulus Team Tropical forests in Africa and Amazonia will stop absorbing carbon dioxide of the atmosphere by 2035, according to a new research published by Nature on March 4th, that analysed 565 forests over the last 30 years. The conclusion is nothing but saddening and alarming. Until now, scientists had developed their climate models under…

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Do you want to know how much a forest contributes beyond the wood it produces?

ProPopulus Team Forests don’t just produce wood. The benefits they bring to the ecosystem are many, but not incalculable. The international NGO FSC has developed a pioneering methodology to calculate them and will promote it in Spain through a series of technical workshops. The first workshop will take place on September 12 and 13 at…

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What are ecosystem services and why should we care and pay for them

ProPopulus team Ecosystem services are the many benefits that Nature provides to society.  These benefits make human life possible and divide into direct and indirect benefits. Direct benefits are, for example, the provision of nutritious foods and clean water, called “provisioning services”, or the regulation of features such as floods, land degradation, desiccation, soil salinization,…

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