Sep. 6, 2018

Poplar hybrid at Ives Preserve

This appears to be Populus x rouleauiana, the hybrid between introduced Eurasian white poplar, and our native largetooth aspen.  We found it at Ives Preserve last Saturday.  Since it involves an alien, we killed it along with all its babies.  These trees send up a gazilion clones from their roots.

Tuesday there was unfortunate confusion at the preserve.  My daughter let me know social media were buzzing about a suicidal teen girl that had walked into the preserve.  Police were searching.  As it turned out, they found the suicidal 39-year old man at about 11:00 pm. The girl was found somewhere else.  I suspect the police new the facts from the start.  And they may have felt that it was suicide by mosquitos.