Hybrid Poplars

Hybrid poplars just may provide a fast-growing answer to America's energy crisis.



064 hybrid poplars - Morton Fry
Morton Fry holds a one-year plant that's over six feet tall.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
064 hybrid poplars - three panels
TOP: This towering six-year-old tree began as a cutting. BOTTOM LEFT: In their first year of growth, these saplings are already three to four feet tall. BOTTOM RIGHT: A group of two-year-old hybrid poplars ready for shipment.
MILES W. FRY & SONS NURSUREY AND MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
064 hybrid poplars - 13 year old hardwood
The sturdy trunk of a 13-year-old hardwood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
064 hybrid poplars - branch bundles
These bundles of ten-inch cuttings are ready for shipment in the spring. Harvested while the trees were dormant, the sticks have been carried over the winter, refrigerated in damp peat moss.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
064 hybrid poplars - black locust
Two-year-old black locust trees flourish on some marginal Georgia soil.
DR. KLAUS STEINBECK











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