Often taken for plywood panels because extremely lightweight.
number of species: 60 species of poplar
coverage: Europe, Asia and North Africa
fruits: white hairy seeds
height: 20-30 meters
age: about 300 years
properties of bark: fissured, gray
properties of wood: coarse-grained, very soft, light
habitat: gravel and sandy soils
leaves: about 6 cm long and 3 cm wide, tapered
The plant genus of poplar includes about 60 different species, including the mainly in Europe occurring black and white poplar.
The poplar genus is a very old species, which is also the reason for the high number of predatory enemies. The list of leaf eating pests is long. Also the young shoots getting eaten by smaller rodents and deer.
Mostly the Poplar settles in humid, nutrient-rich areas. In particular along rivers and streams. In periodically flooded soils you often found larger poplar populations.
Since they are considered as a pioneer plant, who are cope with less good ecological conditions, poplars are often used for reforestation. Compared to other tree species their growth is incredibly fast.
So they play a decisive role as a timber for paper and plywood production since decades.
Our customers appreciate the poplar because of its light weight, the poplar has only about 60% of the weight of the birch.
Our wood comes mainly from southern Europe and is specially cultivated for this purpose.