ORIGIN: continental Europe.
PROPERTIES: poplar wood is white, soft, and it is well split. Being dried it is not cracked and is subjected to cutting. Annual wood rings are wide, not well noticeable. All poplar types are well glued, coloured, polished, but they do not absorb dye-stuff evenly.
USE: poplar is used for the production of paper, matches, plywood, artificial silk and in building. The production of decorative burl veneer (outgrowths on the tree trunks) presents special interest as its texture is very rare and special.