What is another word for balsam poplar?
6 synonyms found
[ bˈɔːlsəm pˈɒplə], [ bˈɔːlsəm pˈɒplə], [ b_ˈɔː_l_s_ə_m p_ˈɒ_p_l_ə]
Trees that are related to the balsam poplar are commonly referred to as poplars. Some of the synonyms that are often used for balsam poplar include: black cottonwood, western balsam poplar, tacamahac, and tall cottonwood. Balsam poplar is a deciduous tree that is native to North America. It is often used in landscaping due to its attractive appearance, fast growth rate, and hardiness. The bark of the balsam poplar is smooth and greenish-gray with conspicuous scars left by the fallen branches. Its large, triangular leaves have serrated edges, and the tree produces long, pendulous catkins in the spring. The balsam poplar is an important tree for timber and fiber production.