Poplar, Eur (Mappa Burl)

Latin name: Populus spp.

Common name(s): European Black Poplar, European Aspen, Italian Poplar, USA and Canada

Sources: Europe

Characteristics: Creamy whitish yellow to almost opaque white to pale tan sapwood on a smooth texture surface with almost imperceptible growth ring appearance. Occasionally developed as heavy burl sold under the trade name Mappa Burl.

Common cuts: Plain Sliced, Rotary

Uses: Prized for decorative inlay work. Used for some cabinetry, millwork, moldings, and furniture frames.

Availability: Rare as Mappa Burl, common as Aspen or European Poplar

Price: $$$$ (Burl) $-$$ (Poplar)