Interwood Forest Products

Grissard (Salix, babylonica)

Origin: Europe

Range:  Southern parts of Europe and Asia; successfully grown in Argentina, also in Kashmir, Iran and North Africa.

Uses:  Sliced for face veneers. Also very well suited for peeled veneer, plywood, matches, paper industry.

Properties:  The wood is almost white to yellowish-grey and is considered the best Poplar species. It is dense, tough and very closely resembles Cherry. The Grey Poplar is generally considered to be a cross between White Poplar and Aspen.

Seasoning:  Drying is quick and troublefree. There is only a slight tendency to check and warp. Slight end checking can occur.

A typical specimen for Grissard (Salix, babylonica)