SP3065 : Big black poplar, Portobello, Warwick

taken 11 months ago, near to Warwick, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Big black poplar, Portobello, Warwick
Big black poplar, Portobello, Warwick
I've sometimes wondered why this tree has never been felled. Although something of a landmark it is close to three roads and a bus stop and has a history of shedding big branches. It occurred to me recently that it might be an example of the uncommon native black poplar, Populus nigra ssp. betulifolia. Some detective work is called for. Its size can be judged in this photo from 2009: SP3065 : Emscote Road, Warwick.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Postcode District (from Tags)
CV34 
Place (from Tags)
Warwick 
Area (from Tags)
Emscote  Portobello 
Tree (from Tags)
Black Poplar 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3000 6574 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.3389N 1:33.6960W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3001 6576
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Mixed Use  Suburban Road Junction 

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