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Black Poplars

Black Poplars

A thousand years ago the  native Black Poplar thrived across the lowland floodplains of the English countryside. Its huge, often steeply-leaning bulk was almost as common as oak. But since the start of the 19th century its natural habitat has been steadily destroyed by housing and farming. The great tree has been quietly vanishing from our landscape. Now it is Britain's rarest native timber tree.

This line of Black Poplars is not too far away from Upton upon Severn. If you would like to see a much larger picture of the row above, please click the picture.


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Pictures © Jackie Surtees