White poplar is a large, fast-growing, relatively short-lived tree for parks, golf courses and other large landscapes. The rate of root development is much greater than that of the shoot in cottonwoods; after 46 days of growth a group of balsam poplar × eastern cottonwood hybrid seedlings had a mean leaf area of 0.16 inch 2 (1 cm 2) and a root system that was 7 inches (17 cm) in length (in a … The resin which covers the winter buds smells strongly especially in spring when the tree buds open. Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year. Height: 70 - 90 feet. POPULUS BALSAMIFERA – Balsam Poplar Characteristics There are few trees that are as fragrant as the Balsam Poplar. Tree Characteristics. Distinctive five-lobed, dark green leaves have a white undersurface. The plant is not self-fertile. Growth Rate: Fast A Hybrid Poplar tree farm earns gross revenue between $25,000 and $50,000 per acre in year 12 and double that in year 20. and is pollinated by Wind. The re-growth, if the tree has lots of resources may be thicker than usual and create a greater windsail than a properly branched tree. Tree Characteristics. Longevity 40 to 150 years. The leaves are ovoid and the flowers are greenish. Organic carbon and total nitrogen in soil Populus balsamifera, commonly called balsam poplar, bam, bamtree, eastern balsam-poplar, hackmatack, tacamahac poplar, tacamahaca, is a tree species in the balsam poplar species group in the poplar genus, Populus. BALM-OF-GILEAD, BLACK COTTONWOOD, BALSAM POPLAR. Often found growing in open, moist sites along waterways. Fast growing specimens where chosen from Cottonwood, Quaking Aspen, Balsam Poplar and Lombardy Poplar and bred. The growth rate relation to life span shows promise in the case of the hybrid poplar, a rapid grower with a short life span. Rounded, Spreading or Vase Shape. Leaves: Deciduous Height: 21 - 30m. The Balsam Poplar is botanically called Populus balsamifera. The Yellow Poplar has a much longer life span at 250 years on average, and a maximum of 450 years. The Balsam Poplar lives an average of 100 years and can live up to 150 years. These findings can be confirmed by our experiments, where liming at ABB did not show any effect on growth and nutritional status of the tested clones. Native to the northern USA and Canada, in the wild it can grow up to 30m (100ft), under cultivation in the UK it reaches only 20m (65ft). Growth Rate This tree grows at a slow rate, with height increases of less than 12" per year. Has Deciduous foliage. The genus name Populus is from the Latin for poplar, and the specific epithet balsamifera from Latin for "balsam-bearing".. Populus balsamifera is the northernmost North … It is hardy to zone (UK) 2. The Tree is a deciduous tree, it will be 20 - 30 m (66 - 99 ft) high. Leaves Ovate, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous. Width: 25 feet. The species is dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required). The tree likes Sun at the location and the soil should be sandy - loamy to loamy . Width: 15 - 23m. Populus balsamifera is a deciduous Tree growing to 30 m (98ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a fast rate. Peuke and Tischner (1990)found good poplar root development even with a pH as low as 3.6 provided there was sufficient nitrate available for the trees. 3.3. The balsam fir grows to a height of 45–75' and a spread of 20–25' at maturity. Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space. And fact. The first was to determine the rate of poplar seedling growth, establishing a baseline, the second to determine the rate of regrowth following mowing with a Hydro Axe. Hybrid Poplar is easy to grow and very profitable! 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