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Commonly known as Poplar
Poplars, in the willow family, include the aspens and cottonwoods of North America and are one of the most important trees of the boreal forest, and taiga of Europe and Asia.
Represented in UK by native aspen (P. tremula) and probable native grey poplar (P. canescens).
Exremely useful throughout history. Used in the Middle Ages as shields being as durable as oak but lighter.Used for matches and the boxes for Camembert cheese and for snowboards.Peeled poplar baking moulds can be used in the freezer, oven and microwave
Genus of about 35 species of mainly deciduous trees from woodlands, valley bottoms, riverbanks and swampland throughout northern temperate regions.
Deciduous - dioecious, mainly deciduous trees
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - caterpillars, canker, honey fungus, rust, silver leaf.
Place of origin - northern temperate regions.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - will not tolerate constant waterlogging.