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Poplar burl

It has a very decorative look. It was highly appreciated in the 1930s and it was used for "modern" furniture. It is derived from the base but also from the whole trunk by slicing. It is intensely cultivated in the Po valley where, due to its rapid growth, it generates considerable volumes for the production of paper pulp, chipboard, plywood and packaging timber. It is a high-growing tree that can exceed 30 m in height and 40 cm in diameter, although today it is difficult to find trees old enough to reach such heights. The characteristic of the burl is the white color of the wood contrasting with the yellow-brown color of the more veneered parts.