24 May 2021


Do you have any poplar trees ready for cutting? We take care of all aspects of the cultivation of your forest, arrange the necessary cutting permits and draft management plans for you.

Certified forester Our company has been a formally certified forester (number 20) since the start of the ‘Certification regulation for foresters’, the so called ‘Erkenningsregeling voor bosexploitanten’. Everyone who wants to work in a public forest needs such a permit. When you work with us, you know that our company and our employees have all the necessary documents, fulfil all safety requirements, and attend a supplemental training day each year.
Forest operation Do you have any poplars for sale that are ready for cutting? Thanks to our many years of experience and extensive number of clients, we can offer you a good price. We manage all our operations with the utmost care. In most cases, we use a specially equipped caterpillar crane to protect the forest’s soil from damage as much as possible. For larger distances, we do this in combination with an agricultural tractor. As we cut, we spare as many future trees as possible, and we lay all branch wood in piles immediately, so as not to hinder the natural rejuvenation of the forest. Afterwards, we remove the piles of crown wood, to be used as a sustainable energy source. Why the poplar? The poplar is a fast growing tree and a champion in the storage of CO2. It is an ideal tree for local wood production and a good choice for people who want to plant trees and combine wood yield with environmental care. Poplar plantations require little maintenance in comparison with plantations with other trees, such as the young oak. Those plantations first require five years of intensive mowing to protect the young trees from weeds and other proliferating plants, followed by continuous thinning afterwards. Young poplars immediately grow two meters tall, do not suffer from weeds and need no thinning. Within 20 to 25 years after planting the young poplars, they are ready for harvesting and replantation.
In this way, over a period of 80 years, you can easily harvest and replant your forest up to 3 times, harvesting quite some wood and generating profits. Oak trees, on the other hand, are still not ready for harvest after 80 years. Poplars grow on almost any soil. Local wood production Local wood production will gain more and more importance. It is crucial for our environment and our well-being that we protect the rain forests and we stop illegal woodcutting.
Ancient forests and trees are almost irreplaceable, because they grow slowly. Moreover, the sea transport causes a lot of CO2 emissions that could have been avoided. Because of its fast growth, the poplar is an ideal future tree. Universities are working successfully on various technologies to use this soft wood as a replacement for the much more expensive hard woods. Investing in poplars is investing in the future and in our environment.

For more information contact Mr Peter or Gerrit Dedoncker:
Blijkheerstraat 48
B-1755 GOOIK / Belgium
Tel. +32 495 386485/6