Hybrid Poplar Tree
Category: Deciduous Trees
Fact about Hybrid Poplar Tree, "Scientific name for Hybrid Poplar Tree is Populus deltoids x Populus nigra". Hybrid Poplar Tree is a very fast growing tree because it can grow up to 8 feet (2.43 meters) per year. The Hybrid Poplar Tree grows in zones 3 – 9 and generally it can grow up to 50 feet (15.24 meters) tall branches spreading at 30 feet (9.14 meters).
The Hybrid Poplar Tree has so many crosses. The one between Eastern cottonwood from the United States and black poplar form North Africa is the most popular.
The Hybrid Poplar Tree is oval in shape and requires full sun. It requires acidic, alkaline and wet soils for proper growth.
The leaves are triangular with teeth around the margin. These leaves are 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 cm) long and 4 to 5 inches (10.1 to 12.7 cm) wide with a silver-green color. The stalks are reddish but the color of the skin is variable.
Hybrid Poplar Tree has many uses which makes it preferred by many. One of the well known uses is that it is planted for shade purposes. This is complemented by the fact that the Hybrid Poplar Tree has a rapid growth. Again, the Hybrid Poplar Tree can help prevent soil erosion and its wood can be used as firewood.
Hybrid Poplar Tree roots usually grow two to three times the width of the tree branches. The ideal time to fertilize your Hybrid Poplar Tree is in late fall or early spring. If you want to transplant a Hybrid Poplar Tree do it in fall, this is ideal for most trees.
Hybrid Poplar Tree leaves are made up of many colored pigments, green chlorophyll hides the colors during the growing season of spring and summer. As days get Shorter and cooler temperatures come in the fall, it cause the chlorophyll to break down and than the other color pigments can be seen.
Hybrid Poplar Tree growth is referred to as Meristem (The undifferentiated embryonic plant tissue from which new cells are created, as that at the tip of a root or stem). This tissue can be found at the tips of shoots and leaves. Inside the stem growth in thickness occurs at the vascular cambium.
Hybrid Poplar Trees make their own food from sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and nutrients from the soil.
Wildlife benefits from the Hybrid Poplar Tree are many. Rodents, rabbits, beaver, deer and porcupines eat the bark, leaves and twigs. Whitetail and mule deer benefit from its dense forage which they use for browsing purposes. Birds too are not left behind. The Hybrid Poplar Tree build their nests on this tree.
The Hybrid Poplar Tree is susceptible to fungal leaf spots that can defoliate it. This mostly happens in summer. The Hybrid Poplar Tree is also susceptible to canker which if it attack the tree dies a very ugly death in just a few years. However, this does not diminish its popularity because according to studies the Hybrid Poplar Tree is the most planted tree for ornamental purposes in America.
A Full grown Hybrid Poplar Tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds (21.77 kg) of carbon dioxide a year. The same Hybrid Poplar Tree could also produce enough oxygen in a day for two people. In a single day, a large Hybrid Poplar Tree can drink up to 100 gallons (378.5 liter) of water from the ground and discharge it into the air.
All in all, people are encouraged to plant the Hybrid Poplar Tree to help them in cleaning the environment naturally. The tree has an ability of taking up the toxins and locking them in its woody stems. A Full grown Hybrid Poplar Tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds (21.77 kg) of carbon dioxide a year. The same Hybrid Poplar Tree could also produce enough oxygen in a day for two people. In a single day, a large Hybrid Poplar Tree can drink up to 100 gallons (378.5 liter) of water from the ground and discharge it into the air.
You can tell a Hybrid Poplar Trees age by the number of growth rings. Growth rings size shows what kind of conditions accrued that year, the temperature and if it was a dry or wet year.
Bark of the Hybrid Poplar Tree protects it from the elements and is made up of dead cells. "The fear of trees is Dendrophobia".