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PLA Poodří – memorable arboles

The poplar by the Oder river

Basic information

The memorable Black Poplar (Populus nigra) grows independently in the middle of the meadow in the alluvial plain of the Oder river at its confluence with the Lubina river. It is a 34 meters high upright growing tree with an oval crown, approximately 80 years of age. The trunk circumference is 496 cm. The tree was declared memorable in the year 1998.

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Matters of interest

The Black Poplar, in comparison to its various hybrids, belongs to our local fast growing woods. Wet, mainly alluvial forests and river banks are the tree´s most convenient habitats. It is a wood nettle. The flowers are overhanging catkins, male flowers being shorter than the female ones. The poplar wood is light in colour and weight, soft, flexible and easy to cut. Plies, plywood, boxes and barrels were made from its wood. It is frequently used in carving and also as fuel. Its bark is very close to cork. The poplar leaves were used to feed cattle and oil was made from its buds.

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Useful information

Contact information

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava Trocnovská 2 702 00 Ostrava Telephone: + 420 596 133 673–4 http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz

GPS position

N 49° 44.812', E 18° 10.232'
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Contact

AOPK ČR, SCHKO Poodří a KS Ostrava
Trocnovská 2, 702 00 Ostrava
Tel.:+ 420 596 133 673-4
http://www.poodri.ochranaprirody.cz