Each year I always plant a few hundred poplar trees around the property. These trees grow fast and seem to be loved by the grouse and woodcock. I try to cut them down when they get larger and a bunch more will show up. It works well in small sections, but these are not the nicest of tree so I try to keep them under wraps.
They are very simple to reproduce. I cut a 7 to 8" part of a branch making sure to have at least one bus close to the top. Remove all other buds and place it 2/3's the way into the ground. It must be the correct way as putting it in upside down will not work.
So this year a friend has asked me to help him with a small wind block he wants to start. 20 trees. Its been so wet that I have had a hard time getting out and getting the cuttings.
Yesterday I decided to try to get a few and I think its too late. You want to plant them 2 to 3 weeks before they bud. So, I thought I would try to get these going in the house.
These are also a bit smaller cuttings than I normally do. I have no clue if it will work....