Poplar and environment

Poplar is synonymous of environment protection, because it helps to improve air, water and soil: it creates landscape, enriches ecosystems, and limits the phenomena of desertification and soil erosion.

  • Poplar has a significant capacity of purifying the air: it removes from the atmosphere about 70-140 litres of carbon dioxide per hour and gives out as much oxygen. Its carbon sink function continues even after the wood has been turned into a finished product.

  • Poplar is able to distill the water absorbed from the ground, to return it into a purified state into the atmosphere by transpiration. It is also used in forestry buffer zones, in order to favour the absorption of nitrates and to prevent eutrophication of water bodies.

  • Poplar means renewable energy. It is one of the tree species providing the highest performance, since more than others it optimises the yield of biomass to produce heat and electricity.

  • Poplar limits the erosion of the soil and forming of deserts, increases the biodiversity of natural habitats and valorises the landscape.

The life cycle of wood

Poplar means sustainable development: a renewable and completely eco-friendly raw material is obtained from it, which is good for the environment.


Use of plywood panels varies depending on the way it was made, composition of the panel and the choice of clone; some of these bear characteristics of the wood make them more suited to use in home furnishings, and others for structural use or any application that calls for higher mechanical performance.