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Reconsider Planting Lombardy Poplar in Your Yard


Lombardy Poplar:

Populus nigra and populus species in general.

Why You Should Not Plant a Lombardy Poplar!:

Horticulturist Mike Durr makes this comment about the species - "I have never recommended, at least while conscious, a poplar." They are canker prone and dirty trees that litter the landscape.
Lombardy poplar is a short-lived tree and only survives for twenty or so years. The tree is primarily planted for it's columnar form in windbreaks.

Redeeming Features:

No redeeming features found. Many horticulturists consider the tree taboo with too many associated problems to ever consider planting.

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