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While the poplars are softwood (as opposed to hardwood), their uses and benefits are many:

Sprout from the Stump
Living Borders in 4 years
Logs in 8-10 years
Lower electric bills
Make plenty of mulch
Ornamental Purposes
Privacy screen in 3 years
Pulpwood in 10 years
Residential developments
Shade in 4 years

Stop soil erosion
Streets and Highways
Timber in 8 years
Trailer Parks
Visual Screens in 2 years
Wildlife habitat
Wood Pulp
Fuel Ethanol

Industrial Sites
Golf Courses
Commercial development
Excellent for fiber
Firewood in 5 years
Add property Value
Pelletized wood
Conservation Reserve

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I applaud those people who find so many uses for this wonderful tree, but that is as far as I go. The hybrid poplar grows fast, gives shade fast, but I would not have it as a permanent tree for a nice looking residence. There are so many more beautiful trees that you can plant.

What I am trying to say is, if you need quick shade plant hybrid poplars, but at the same time plant some maples, Oaks, Ashes, or any other kind of trees you may like. In 4 or 5 years from now, the poplars will be 40 feet tall and your other trees may be 15 feet or so, large enough to give you some shade.

This is when you get your trusty chain saw and without mercy cut the poplars (or only some of them) down to the ground. Your other trees immediately will seem to be much taller and more beautiful. Not only that, with the increase in sunshine your trees will grow faster. Keep the shoots in check on the poplar stump, it will eventually die and disintegrate.