Europe

Charting a greener future: IPC27 and the role of fast-growing trees

ProPopulus Team The 27th Session of the International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC27), themed “Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – Pathways to Climate Resilience and Carbon Neutral Societies,” will take place from October 21-25, 2024, at the Palais des congrès in…

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The European timber industry’s concerns about the EUDR: a call for clarity

ProPopulus Team The European timber industries, of which the poplar chain is a major part, are increasingly concerned about the implementation of the European Union’s Regulation against Deforestation and Forest Degradation (EUDR). In a document published on 12 March, the European timber industries expressed their concerns. The document’s signatories include EOS (European Sawmill Industry Organisation),…

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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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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 EU investigates birch plywood imports

ProPopulus Team The European Commission has taken a significant step in the ongoing effort to ensure fair trade practices by initiating an investigation into the possible circumvention of anti-dumping measures imposed on birch plywood imports originating in Russia. As stated in previous posts, despite the EU’s sanctions imposed on the imports of Russian and Belarusian…

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Populiculture, a profitable venture in Europe

ProPopulus Team Poplar farming is an increasingly attractive investment opportunity in European countries, as demand for wood products continues to grow. With the right resources and investment, poplar farming can be a profitable venture, with potential for long-term returns. Significant ROI One the reasons for populicuture becoming an attractive investment is that it can provide…

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Why is populiculture a good investment?

ProPopulus Team Poplar plantations have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their many advantages and the potential they represent for sustainable and profitable forestry. With a shorter investment horizon and a higher return on investment, poplar plantations are an attractive option for investors looking for a low-risk investment with a high return potential.…

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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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