aspens and poplars
C. Hobart Perry
hperry at FORESTRY.UMN.EDU
Wed Apr 24 14:59:54 EST 1996
>I have been trying to find out the difference between hybrid poplar
>and hybrid aspen, but haven't had any luck so far. If anyone has the
>answer, could you please send me an email.
The distinction is really a semantic one.
Aspens (bigtooth - Populus grandidentata, and quaking - Populus
tremuloides) are of the poplar family.
In actual practice, most of the reading I have done suggests that the
hybrid poplar currently being promoted for biomass cultivation and
short-rotation forestry is a hybrid of some different cottonwood species
(also of the poplar family) and not aspen.
So, hybrid aspen is a form of hybrid poplar. Hybrid poplar is not
NECESSARILY hybrid aspen.
C. Hobart Perry hperry at forestry.umn.edu
Dept. Forest Resources 612-625-5765
University of Minnesota, St. Paul 612-625-5212 (fax)
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