Transported to North America from Europe in the 18th century, White Poplar (Populous alba) is a light, soft hardwood with sapwood that is white or light green cast. The color is lighter and more uniform than that of native American Southern “Yellow Poplar” (also known as “Tulipwood,” Liriodendron tulipfera), and it is also generally free of dark mineral streaks that are found in the southern species.
We produce White Poplar lumber in standard thicknesses of 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4. Packages are sorted according to National Hardwood Lumber Association rules as F&B or FAS&FAS1F (Face and better) grade, #1 common grade, and #2 common grade. Narrow selects, short selects and width sorts may be available.