wood-industry

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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Global timber and forestry events in 2024

ProPopulus Team In 2024, the global timber and forestry industry is set to witness a series of significant events that will bring together professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts from around the world. These events span various themes, from sustainability and innovation to market trends and the future of European forests. Professionals and enthusiasts alike will have…

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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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Russian birch plywood keeps flowing into the EU despite sanctions

ProPopulus Team Despite sanctions on the imports of Russian and Belarusian, wood products, birch plywood and other wood products from Russia keep finding their way to the EU through third countries. As explained in our post on the alternatives that exist to Russian and Belarusian birch, the EU responded quickly with sanctions after Russia’s invasion…

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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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European poplar plywood to meet market demands

ProPopulus Team More than a year has passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, supported by Belarus. Since then, more than 30 countries have imposed sanctions on Russian and Belarusian exports, including timber and timber by-products, including plywood. The European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Norway have banned all timber imports from both countries.…

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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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In search of an alternative to Russian birch

ProPopulus Team With Russian and Belarusian birch plywood banned across Europe, the need for an alternative is on the rise. European poplar wood from sustainably managed forests and plantations as well as European poplar plywood mainly produced in France, Spain, and Italy, comes in handy as a sound substitute, depending on the application’s technical and…

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