New, Fast-Growing Hardwood Tree Unveiled

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth just unveiled their latest innovation: a new kind of tree. Their cottonwood-poplar hybrid can grow up to eight feet per year. Scientists have produced more than 1,600 varieties of poplar, all fast-growing and disease-resistant, which may become part of the solution for climate change and help in soil and water cleanup.



MPR News: A new fast-growing tree species out of Minnesota may be part of a climate change solution


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