(Populus deltoides) Large, very fast growing tree(40-90– ft.) Prefers drained soils and will tolerate dry conditions. Does not do well on wet soils, clay soil or soils with hard pans. Used for windbreaks, stream bank stabilizations, erosion control and quick shade. Not long lived (about 20 years); therefore, a second planting is needed to replace poplars when they die. Do not plant near septic systems, sewer pipes, or drain tiles (50 ft. minimum). Very shade tolerant.