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Which poplar species is this?

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I went to see a stand of oversized poplar with a view to clear fell. 

 

Not helped by the fact that all the trees look subtly different in the south west (when compared to Scotland), I couldn't figure out which sub species of poplar I was looking at.

 

Brief visual description: very tall trees with superb form, usually exhibiting 40-60ft of completely clean stem, then a rounded crown, topping out at 110-120ft. Some size variation, with the trees a bit smaller on wetter ground. Hopefully the photos describe the rest.

 

 

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What ever it is J , its nearly as tall as you ! 🙂

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1 minute ago, Stubby said:

What ever it is J , its nearly as tall as you ! 🙂

The trees are truly huge. Some of them nudge 10 tonnes. There had been a plan to try to retain the native hardwoods amongst them, but they are almost all ash so that plan has been abandoned! 😄

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Just now, Stubby said:

Gun barrel strait though...

For an average of 50ft on each one.

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16 minutes ago, monkeybusiness said:

Some sort of hybrid. What’s the plans for the timber?

 

Clearfell, extract, sell for milling and replant with a mixture of douglas and WRC once the site has been improved with drainage. 

 

15 minutes ago, AJStrees said:

Could tell better seeing the leaves, but my guess is either Nigra or a hybrid version of it. 

 

 

 

Another week or two and the leaves should be out and I'll take more photos. 

 

Thanks for the input chaps :D

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1 minute ago, monkeybusiness said:

Genuine question - what would it be used for after milling? Is there a market for poplar timber? 

Not huge. Pallet wood mostly. Low-grade chocks and bearers for haulage and packaging. 

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