I see you are in Europe. Probably Black Poplar or a related species then.
Location: Northern Italy
posted 4 years ago
That's disappointing. I was hoping for birch.
Any good reason to keep cottonwoods thriving? I don't have any big livestock that could eat it. And I don't think I'll be going into the bark business any time soon.
I suppose I'll keep them for biomass, as we always need that.
At least birch has some sap to drink...darn.
Black Poplar is the European Cottonwood. I know that Cottonwoods here are very fast growing with very soft wood that breaks easily in wind. They can also put out a large number of seed puffs. Being part of the Willow family, Poplars do have medicinal qualities though like Salicin (an aspirin-like substance in willows). Anyway, this article from Switzerland says that Black Poplar is endangered in Europe. Interesting read.