Energy crops

ENERGY POPLAR

Populus deltoides

Variety: NPU San Lorenzo

Species: Populus deltoides W.Bartam, ex marshall

NPU San Lorenzo Clone is registered EU (Community Plant Variety CPVO Pffice) by decision no. 35514 / 03.06.2013.

The clone was obtained by crossing LUX clone with STONEVILLE clone – Populus Deltoides puro. This clone is adapted to climatic conditions in Europe and it is the most rapidly growing hybrid: 38 cm diameter and 30 m height in 8-10 years.

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Poplar species have a wide area of vegetation and have been, since ancient times, associated or integrated forms in agriculture.

Poplars are a widespread species worldwide, largely responding to current and future needs of our society and therefore can be considered species “of world, trade and future”.

Growers quickly discovered the ease with which you can install poplars by vegetative way and they created plantations to meet the needs of household.

Towards the end of the eighteenth century the black American poplars (Populus deltoides Marsh.) were introduced in Europe and the black European poplars (Populus nigra L.) were introduced in America, which gave rise to hybrids of these species, which have revolutionized the traditional forms of culture.

 The diversification of opportunities to use wood from hybrid poplar encouraged the creation of specialized plantations, producing kinds generating additional earnings to growers and users. Italian paper industry was the first who used poplar wood for purposes other than rural uses.

One of the main objectives tracked by poplar culture technologies was a bigger wood mass production obtained in a shorter time. Due to rapid growth, poplar cultures produce in short time a substantial amount of wood. The wood of these species has many industrial uses: timber and light packaging, wood-fiber boards and plywood, veneer for furniture, matches, paste for cellulose and paper, wood for construction.

Also these species are used for energetic biomass.

At the beginning of twentieth century, was primarily intended to promote those types of hybrids which capitalized the best the culture medium and largely satisfying the needs of an economy in full transformation.

In our country hybrid poplars appeared later, first being introduced as ornamental trees in parks. In the period 1915-1950 were performed first hybrid poplar crops on small areas. Consistent concerns about the forest species cultures appeared after 1948, when the economic value of poplar hybrids wood was recognized.