The poplar - deciduous tree


Surname: Poplar
Latin name: Populus
Number of species: about 60 poplar species
circulation area: Europe, Asia and North Africa
fruit: white hairy seeds
heyday: March April
height: 20-30 meters
Older: up to 300 years
Properties of the bark: longitudinally cracked, gray
Properties of the wood: ?
Locations of the tree: gravel and sandey soils
leaf: about 6 cm long and 3 cm wide leaves, tapering

Interesting about the poplar

The genus of poplars (Populus) includes about 60 different species, among others. the most prevalent in Europe Black- and White poplar, Erdzeitgeschichtlich the Populus genus is a very old genus, which is also the reason for the high number of predators. In the course of evolution, mainly beetle species have specialized in poplars. Musk-buck or poplar-buck are just two species of animals from a sheer list of leaf-eating pests. But even young shoots are considered smaller for small rodents and fallow deer and are eaten like.
Mostly poplars settle in wetter, nutrient-rich areas. Especially along rivers and streams or on periodically flooded soils are often found larger poplar populations. Since they are considered a pioneer plant that also comes to terms with less good environmental conditions right, poplars are often used for reforestation. Its growth is incredibly fast compared to other tree species. For decades, they have played an important role as timber in paper production.