Plantations

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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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 Conseil National du Peuplier (France) has published 20 video tutorials on poplar growing

Contributed by the Conseil National du Peuplier In recent years, there has been renewed interest in France in poplar wood and, more generally, in poplar plantations. In France, poplar wood represents a local, sustainable, and renewable material resource that helps to combat climate change: qualities that are in demand when it comes to limiting the…

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Spain: getting to know the most notable poplar varieties for sustainable cultivation

ProPopulus Team In previous posts we have delved in the cultivation of poplars in Italy and France. Now is Spain’s turn. The cultivation of poplars (genus Populus) in Spain has been extensively developed and has experienced significant growth in recent decades. The country has a National Catalog of basic materials for the production of forest…

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The French poplar plantation: effects of climate and new cultivars

ProPopulus Team Poplar is a widespread hardwood species in France, occupying just over 194,000 hectares, putting France well ahead of the rest of Western Europe. Although poplars account for over 1% of France’s forest area, they contribute 28% of the hardwood harvest, coming in second place (1.4 Mm3) after oak (2.2 Mm3) in 2021 (total…

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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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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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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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