Black poplar (Lat. Populus nigra) is a type of hardwood (but softer than most other hardwoods). It’s known for its fine texture and almost white color. This type of hardwood is springy, durable, and resistant.
Traditional uses of black poplar included cartwheels and wagon bottoms due to natural fire resistance. As well, black poplar was often used for floorboards, especially in the days of paraffin lamps.
Black poplar can be coppiced or pollarded and was a popular source for thatching spars, bean sticks, clothes pegs, and woven fruit baskets. Today, hybrid black poplar timber is used to make artificial limbs, wine cases, pallets, shelving, bowls, furniture, veneer, inlays, and toys.
If you would like to purchase black poplar (Lat. Populus nigra) logs or elements send us your inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.