Pacific albus

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Pacific Albus is a hybrid poplar grown in the Pacific Northwest, near Boardman, Oregon.[1] Its name is from the Latin word albus meaning white.[2] It has similar characteristics to aspen and cottonwood.

History[edit]

Potlatch Corp. planted 18,000 acres of the tree in the early 1990s to sell as pulpwood.[3] As the industry declined, the tree farm was sold to the Collins Companies which mills and markets the wood. The Forest Stewardship Council has certified the Pacific Albus plantation as meeting FSC environmental and social goals. The tree farm has 24,807 acres of the hardwood trees.[4]

  1. ^ Chasan, Daniel Jack. "Meet the Pacific albus tree, harbinger of green forestry". Crosscut. Crosscut Public Media. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  2. ^ Sabistina, Bob Sabistina. "Pacific albus – What is it and where did it come from?" (PDF). News 2011. American Hardwood Export Council. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  3. ^ Chasan, Daniel Jack. "Meet the Pacific Albus Tree, Harbinger of Green Forestry". New West Topics. NewWest Development. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "COLLINS Maintains Cutting Edge With Pacific Albus". Softwood Forest Products Buyer. Miller Wood Trade Publications. Retrieved 2011-08-22.