Environment protection

An extraordinary high-potential material directly from nature

Poplar is beautiful. Because it means environment protection, as it improves the quality of air and water, it increases biodiversity of natural habitats, and it is a renewable source of non-climate changing energy. Because it means sustainable economic development and employment recovery for the entire supply chain involved, from the agroforestry system that produces the raw material to the machining and processing companies. Because, when grown according to traditional 10-12 year cycles, poplar trees produce wood of the finest quality, with excellent physical and mechanical properties, making it ideal for the most applications. Our feather in the hat is plywood production.

... because it’s good for the environment

AIR

As with all fast-growing species, poplar trees have the ability to clean the air, removing between 70 and 140 litres of carbon dioxide per hour from the atmosphere and returning the equivalent amount of oxygen. Poplar sequesters carbon dioxide (carbon sink) even after its wood has been transformed into a finished product.

WATER

Poplar trees can purify water absorbed from soil through transpiration. Moreover, they are widely used to create wooded buffer strips in cultivated lands near waterways in order to promote nitrate absorption and prevent water eutrophication.

SOIL AND LANDSCAPE

Poplar trees are environmentally-friendly also because they reduce soil erosion and desertification, increase biodiversity of natural habitats, and enhance the landscape.

LESS CO2 MORE OXYGEN
Whether as a tree or a finished product, poplar has an essential function, as it sequesters carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

... because it’s good for agriculture

Sustainable economic development, product differentiation, and farm income support. Poplar tree cultivations provide a new economic and occupation opportunity for farms. This is why they constitute a highly entrepreneurial choice.

Poplar trees:

  1. Grow quickly
  2. Require less water than other cultivations (e.g. corn) and adapt to various soil and climate conditions
  3. Are disease- and drought-resistant
  4. Grow easily among other types of trees
  5. Give high-quality wood for the processing industry
  6. Produce biofuel for energy
  7. Represent the most advanced form of wood arboriculture

SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTIVITY
Poplar trees grow between 25 and 35 cm every year against the average 9 of Italian forests. One hectare of poplar trees with 10-year cycles gives 9 quintals of wood. Genetic engineering experiments to create new clones also contribute to these excellent results. The Italian I214 is one example.

... because it is an excellent material for the processing industry, especially plywood

The quality of the derivatives is just as high as that of the raw material. When the raw material adapts to the most diverse uses, then we are talking about poplar trees grown with the traditional method.
Today, the selection of genetically superior clones and the development of machining techniques that enhance its natural features make poplar wood an excellent raw material and the pillar of the plywood industry. Poplar wood also plays a primary role in the furniture, fine furniture, and paper industries. Poplar wood is an even, lightweight, and multifunctional type of wood, which is easy to machine. It also stands out for its load-bearing resistance, which makes it extremely efficient when used as a structural element as an alternative to other materials.

... because it is a source of renewable, high-yield energy

Poplar = renewable energy.
Poplar trees are among the most efficient species as they optimise biomass production levels to produce thermal and electrical energy. From a quantitative and a qualitative point of view.

Certifications

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