Endangered tree of the day: Black poplar

I’m rubbish at identifying trees. If they have recognisable bird-friendly nuts or fruit hanging off them I can usually manage, but after that I have to start making things up – Hornbeam? Field Maple? Magic Faraway Tree? etc.

So, as with @norfolkmoths daily moth ID quiz on Twitter, I like the idea of being gently drip-fed info about wildlife.

According to this page, Black Poplar timber is good for making shields, artificial limbs and children’s toys: is Natural England trying to endear us to its protective, recuperative and child-friendly qualities, do you think?

More biodiversity interestingness at http://www.biodiversityislife.net/

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