Trees of London |
Joseph Grimaldi Park
The Lombardy poplar originates from northern Italy, hence its name; Lombardy is the region of which Milan is the main town. It is a male hybrid of the black poplar.
It is a very familiar tree, famous for lining country avenues in France. It is very rare in central London, though not so much in outer London. It particularly finds humid conditions difficult to cope with, and perhaps this is the reason it is not found so much in London.
The branches always grow upwards.
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