Thinking Poplars

December has arrived and as I drive through the city there is a flurry of activity.  At the nursery we are finishing grading our bare root raspberries, and our poplar and willow plugs for shelterbelt sales.  It was a very good growing year and already we have many orders for the spring.  We also grow a 3-5′ crop of Okanese Poplar in #1 pots.  When thinking about columnar, upright, poplars very few people know about the relatively new cultivar Sundancer Poplar.  Sundancer Poplar is an extremely fast growing hybrid male poplar (no fuzz) and has that nice upright growing habit.  It is literally instant.