This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Michaux says this species, which he met under the name of Carolinian Poplar, was found southward, in Virginia, and on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers growing with the Cotton-wood, Canadensis. He describes it as tall-growing and upright, which is the character of the Carolina. The buds are short, dark green, and destitute of the resin found on those of the Cottonwood, and other poplars. This is believed to-be the tree so prevalent in parts of Belgium, where it is planted along the canals, for which purpose it is especially adapted by its upright babit.