Forests

Wood is key to reaching a sustainable economy

ProPopulus Team Wood is a renewable, sustainable, and inexhaustible resource if forest masses are properly managed, replanting those trees that are harvested and preventing pests and fires. Its utilities are enormous and can be applied to sectors such as the textile industry, construction, shipbuilding, the automotive industry, or the pharmaceutical industry. In the context of…

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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…

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Upcoming events related to forests

ProPopulus Team Following the International Day of Forests, some events related to forests and forest-related policy issues will take place in the next two months. Here is the information. International Forest Policy Meeting Hosted by EFI, Wageningen University & Research, and BOKU, the International Forest Policy Meeting will take place from 27th to 29th of…

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Celebrating forests

ProPopulus Team Today we are celebrating forests. Ten years ago, in 2012 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st March the International Day of Forests (IDF) to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. According to the latest figures released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), forests are home…

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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…

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The HUMAP project, led by Garnica, ends successfully

ProPopulus Team The Spanish company Garnica, a founding member of ProPopulus, has led a research project co-financed by the CDTI (Center for Industrial Technological Development) and the European Union (ERDF Funds), which will benefit the entire industry. This project aimed to find a solution that would allow wood to be humidified or dried after the…

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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…

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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,…

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The tall wooden buildings boom reaches Spain

ProPopulus Team The boom in tall wooden buildings has reached Spain with two cities, Barcelona (Catalunya) and Pamplona (Navarra), heading the race. In Barcelona, the cooperative Sostre Cívic has already completed the eight stories wooden structure for the Cirerers building, in the neighbourhood of Les Roquettes, ​​which makes it the highest building in Spain raised…

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The EU’s upcoming new Forest Strategy: a great opportunity for populiculture

ProPopulus Team The first quarter of 2021 will be decisive for the future of European forests. The European Commission is expected to present the New EU Forest Strategy –a non-legislative initiative– by the end of the term. The Forest Strategy is part of the packet of actions included in the EU’s Green Deal, presented in…

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