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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 14 6:52 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

If they grow very fast, I suspect they are hybrid, but I would do more research to make sure. Poplar was grown for matches for years, but suddenly the match industry didn't want them. Total pain, because matches are useless these days, and there are lots of poplar plantations falling over because they are not being cut and they are not too wind firm.

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 14 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

iirc poplar is also rather good at removing metals from polluted land/water

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 14 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Years ago in my sawmilling time, we cut poplar for pallet blocks. It was a strange timber to burn, very slow and burned as a block with the ashes staying the same size/shape as the block of timber started and not a particularly 'hot' burn, but it was free! It is still used as a pallet bearer/block, but I avoid it, especially fresh cut, needs a couple of years to be of much use on the fire.

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