Created in 2008, Pro-Populus, the “European poplar association”, is unique in the sense that, for the first time, it gathers growers, promoters and industrial users of poplar for the variety of uses it offers (panels, packaging, energy, etc.)
In 2011, the overall global area of poplars was estimated at 87 million ha (78.5 million ha in 2007). 88% consists of natural poplar forests, 9% of planted poplars and 3% of agroforestry projects or trees outside forests.
European poplar wood offers the best quality in the world. However, the industry is facing an alarming, continuous and gradual decrease of planted areas.
This decline is primarily due to the numerous restrictions affecting poplar cult