One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Eurasian poplar with a blackish-brown trunk and arching lower branches.
"Populus nigra", family "Salicaceae"
- ‘Tree species include mature oak, black poplar, alder, ash and sycamore.’
- ‘Black poplar is an extremely unusual tree to be associated with notable events or traditions, which are more likely to involve oak or yew or hawthorn.’
- ‘The custom of dressing a black poplar known as the Arbor Tree with flags on flagpoles every 29 May is unique in Britain.’
- ‘We are lucky to have examples of black poplar in Bexley.’
- ‘The Arbor Tree was a male black poplar that was said to be at least three hundred years old when it collapsed in 1995 and had been repeatedly pollarded.’
- ‘Some records included rare species such as red squirrel, black poplar and dormouse.’
- ‘Conservation experts from Lancashire County Council are taking action to save the black poplar.’
- ‘Barn owls, polecat, dormice and black poplars have all seen Local Biodiversity Action Plan Groups set up in their name to try and ensure their survival.’
- ‘Moreover, male black poplars are far more numerous than female trees in Britain and seedlings are, therefore, very rare.’
- ‘The black poplar grows well from cuttings and was widely planted as a timber tree.’
- ‘However, there are black poplars in the Clun valley and this particular poplar was the village tree in Aston-on-Clun.’
- ‘We know with certainty that the black poplar, the aspen, and the Lombardy poplar grew in Palestine.’
- ‘The site is part of the River Thames floodplain and includes rare inundation woodland containing willow, alder and black poplar.’
- ‘The Arbor Tree is a black poplar growing beside a stream in the middle of Aston-on-Clun in the parish of Hopesay (Shropshire) at a place where four roads meet.’
- ‘Loudon comments on the use of black poplar by joiners, cabinet makers and turners and also for making clogs and the soles and heels of shoes.’
- ‘The actual dressing of the black poplar with flags on 29 May may have changed little over the years.’
- ‘However, there is no evidence at all for a link between Brigit and the black poplar in Aston-on-Clun.’
- ‘Large-scale planting of hybrid black poplars took place in the fens during the 1950s and 1960s.’
- ‘The County Council intends to plant black poplars along the River Lune in autumn.’
- ‘The true black poplar is native to Britain but alas not often found.’
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