Forests

Populus3D: Digital innovation in the forestry industry

ProPopulus Team In an effort to drive innovation in the forestry sector and enhance productivity in poplar cultivation, the University of León (ULE) has established a fruitful collaboration with Garnica, and its Research Group DRACONES. This partnership is part of the European project DIGIS3, which aims to promote the European Hub for Digital Innovation in…

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Two essential events

ProPopulus Team Two essential events will take place in the coming months: the Conference on “Global challenges and innovative management of bark and wood borers in planted forests” organized by IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) and the 5th International Congress on Planted Forests 2023. The first event will take place in Bordeaux The…

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Introducing AppPopuli, a new application for poplar damage management

ProPopulus Team On June 9 in Valencia de Don Juan (León, Spain), within the framework of the training session “Detection and Monitoring of Damages in Poplar Plantations,” organized by the University of León in collaboration with Bosques y Ríos and the Forest Association of León (ASFOLE), the results of the AppPopuli project will be presented.…

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Upcoming events in 2023

ProPopulus Team The first semester of 2023 is packed with forestry and forestry industry related events. Here are some of the most relevant upcoming events taking place in Europe: January International Conference on Forestry and Timber 2023 The conference will take place on 23rd & 24th of January 2023 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The International…

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The poplar sector also advances toward the circular economy

ProPopulus Team Moving toward a more circular economy is one of the challenges of the European Union for the next decade. Succeeding in replacing the current linear economic system with a circular one could generate many benefits for society. According to the European Parliament, along with other benefits, we could also reduce pressure on the…

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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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