Friday favorites: Golden poplars

willamettepoplar_2015_11_05_173005The setting sun glints off the few remaining leaves at this poplar plantation near Eugene, Oregon, highlighting the straight trunks and wispy branches of its trees. Poplar grows fast and is grown as a crop for wood products like paper, plywood, and molding.

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About Margaret Kosmala

I am an ecologist exploring the complex dynamics of plant and animal systems. I am especially interested in understanding how species communities change over time and how humans impact them.
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