5 responses to “Populus trichocarpa”

  1. Michael

    As I studied the Lichen photograph (Oct. 25th.) I thought how interesting it would be to see the progression of life that comes from that initial foundation; and today (like a mind reader) you have provided such a progression for the (not so humble) Black Cottonwood. The breadth of your botanical postings and the different aspects from which they are viewed makes for fascinating reading. Thankyou.

  2. Patricia

    I, too, appreciate your knowledge and revel in the detail that you provide. Thank you

  3. Deano

    I went to a lecture once of a guy who was working on poplar at Umea. He had been studying the senescence patterns of individual branches on a tree for 40 years. Then one day he came in to work to find that it had been struck by lightening!

  4. phillip lacock

    as you stated in the lichen article, the lichen gives way to become a ground for further plants, mabey a decade, a century, but in the course of of time it is but an instant, as the leaves falling into the stream, making nutrients for sub-microrganisms, and so on to the bears and whales, an instant, i truly like your train of thought, thank you!

  5. Alex Jablanczy

    Furthermore the grizzlies leave bits and scraps and buried salmon carcasses on the stream valley floor which provide organic and mineral fertiliser for the spruce pine cedar Douglas fir lining the waterway.
    I believe they found traces of salmon in these trees.

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