This tree you’ve discovered is a deciduous broadleaf tree which can grow to 20m. The bark is pale grey with lines of black diamond-shaped pores, called lenticels. Twigs are white, and young twigs have a covering of dense white hair that lasts until their second year.
Look out for: the underside of the leaves which is paler than the upper side. The stems of the leaves are also distinctly flattened. It is the whitest tree in the landscape, and from a distance it can appear to be covered in snow.
Identified in winter by: its twigs, especially older ones which are very knobbly. Buds spiral around and are closely pressed to the twig.
Where are White Poplar trees naturalised?
C) Iberian Peninsula
Now let’s move round to the youngest tree of Moor Pool, only planted in January 2023. Found in the corner of East Pathway.