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Poplar trees

Poplar Trees

Poplar trees are fast growing trees and tall, great as a quick windbreak or screen. Plant them about 5 to 8 feet apart.

Full sun and moderate to high water requirements.

Because they are such fast growers, they are short-lived, so plant them in front of slower growing windbreaks like arborvitae or cypress trees to protect them while they are young and when the poplar die-off the evergreen windbreak will be in place.

Poplar tree trunks are used as "vigas" in the Southwest, because their wood is light and fairly straight.

Poplar trees do have a few problems, they are susceptible to web worm attack and borers.

 
 
     

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