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Poplar

Our determination to make poplar a specialty draws strength from these qualities.

DURABILITY, RESISTANCE, DUCTILITY, AND ABOVE ALL LIGHTNESS.

Another extremely important feature that ensures poplar has a future worthy of its past comes from being improvable and cultivable in ten-year cycles.

Poplar therefore offers consistency in supplies, but also compensation for the increasingly restrictive limits on the logging of tropical hardwoods that humanity wants to preserve.

For these reasons, poplar and our experience in the direct purchase of well-cultivated plantations and then in its processing are highly valued in sectors where its lightness features are essential for the transport industry, boating, furniture, and leisure.

Features

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the first airplanes built are the outstanding witnesses of the same wood: “poplar”.
Durability, strength, ductility and above all lightness are in fact the qualities that allowed Leonardo to give us one of the greatest works of art of all time and the first airplanes to fly. Our determination to make poplar a specialty draws strength from these qualities. Another very important feature that assures poplar a future worthy of its past comes from the fact that it can be improved and cultivated in ten-year cycles.

In this way, poplar offers a constancy in supplies, but also compensation for the increasingly restrictive limits on the logging of tropical hardwoods that humanity wants to preserve.

For these reasons, poplar and our expertise in directly purchasing well-cultivated plantations and then processing them are highly valued in sectors where its lightweight features are essential, for transportation, marine, furniture and leisure industries.

Benefits

BENEFITS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

POPLAR TREES BRING BENEFITS FOR AIR, WATER AND SOIL QUALITY

It helps improve the health of water, soil and air.
Poplar cultivation creates landscape, enriches ecosystems, and contains the phenomena of desertification and soil erosion.

The wood industry based on the use of poplar is not only environmentally sustainable, but also promotes the planting of a tree that helps the environment on multiple fronts, not to mention that wood by-products in turn continue to capture carbon from the atmosphere.

FROM CARBON SINK FUNCTION TO PHYTOREMEDIATION

One cubic meter of wood is equivalent to one ton of CO2 less; in twelve years one hectare of poplar grove purifies something like 41,500 cubic meters of water. These are just a few of the many aspects that describe the productive and environmental importance of poplar as an essence that can quickly provide high quantities of quality wood, while fully respecting ecological balances. But there is more. Poplar farming can play an active role against pollution and degradation of ecosystems, through phytoremediation actions that employ plant organisms to purify water, soil and air contaminated by pollutants. As in the case of forested buffer strips.

FOCUS: THE WOODED BUFFER STRIPS

Planted as a sole species or with other accompanying species, poplar can effectively serve as a buffer strip. It does so in linearly developing formations (single- or multi-stemmed, depending on farm needs and available land area), planted near streams and on the edge of cultivated land, so as to intercept runoff from cultivated land before it enters main water bodies.

The role of buffer strips is not limited to improving water quality and the ecosystem as a whole, but is part of a more general framework of diversifying agricultural production. Again, poplar gives wood for the processing industry or for energy production, while playing a key role in the redevelopment of the environment and rural landscape. But what specifically are the benefits and opportunities of forested buffer strips?

ECOLOGY AND AFFORDABILITY

The use of poplar in wooded buffer strips is a significant example of multifunctional and sustainable agriculture: in fact, it allows for the differentiation of agricultural production, with obvious positive effects on farm income, while at the same time helping to improve water, air, and soil quality.

FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL POINT OF VIEW:

  1. CONTENTION OF DIFFUSED APPORTION OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN NITRATES
    enhancement of microbial denitrification activity
    nutrient assimilation
    physical filtration of water with sediment deposition
  2. PHYTODEPURATION ACTION
  3. INCREASE IN BIODIVERSITY
  4. WINDBREAK FUNCTION
  5. CONTROL OF SOIL EROSION
  6. CO2 REDUCTION

FROM A BUSINESS POINT OF VIEW:

  1. WOOD PRODUCTION
    raw material for the processing industry
    raw material for energy production
  2. ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTIONS
    honey, food and medicinal plants, wild fruits, mushrooms and truffles, game
  3. FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    for environmental and productive redevelopment interventions.