Common Name(s): White Poplar, Silver Poplar


Scientific Name: Populus alba


Distribution: From southern/central Europe to central Asia


Tree Size: 50-80 ft (15-25 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter


Average Dried Weight: 28 lbs/ft3 (440 kg/m3)


Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .36, .44


Janka Hardness: 410 lbf (1,820 N)


Modulus of Rupture: 9,430 lbf/in2 (65.0 MPa)


Elastic Modulus: 1,290,000 lbf/in2 (8.90 GPa)


Crushing Strength: No data available


Shrinkage: Radial: 3.2%, Tangential: 5.2%, Volumetric: 8.4%, T/R Ratio: 1.6


Color/Appearance: No data available.


Grain/Texture: No data available.


Endgrain: No data available.


Rot Resistance: No data available.


Workability: No data available.


Odor: No characteristic odor.


Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with White Poplar. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

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