The limbs of Poplar trees are considered to be weak and are well known for breakage. It is not recommended to plant these trees near houses, playgrounds, or traffic areas. To some, certain varieties of Poplar trees are also known as ‘Cottonwood trees’.
Poplar is commonly used for firewood, windbreak, and paper.
Poplar trees provide excellent nesting and roosting habitats for many varieties of birds. Twigs serve as nutritional value and are eaten by rodents, rabbits, deer, beavers, and porcupines.
History & Lore
Poplar is a hybrid cross between eastern cottonwood from the U.S. and Black Poplar from Europe and North Africa. It was first referenced in 1785.