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Tree Identification

White Poplar

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Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:07 AM

Subject: White Poplar

Common Name:White poplar, Silver Poplar


 


Latin Name: Populus alba


 


Family: Salicaceae


 


Size: Up to 80 ft, normally around 60 ft


 


Shape: Tall, branching starts more than half way up. The top is very dense, and rounded shape.


 


Trunk: The mature bark is a mixture of greys with rough bark ridges. The further up the trunk the bark looks like a birch with its white bark.


 


Wood: The wood is light, and a softwood. This is not very good for firewood. The wood smells like fish aswell.


 


Branches: The branches grow upwards mostly, are white, and very brittle. A very common tree with dead branches and broken hanging limbs.


 


Description: This tree is a fast growing pollution andsalt tollerant tree. These trees are planted in residental areas as a quick buffer until the nicer slower growing trees catch up, and then the poplars are removed.

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