Poplar trees planted on Eau Claire’s south side for research program

Published: Sep. 25, 2020 at 5:22 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -Nearly 100 poplar trees were planted by volunteers Friday at Bollinger Fields on Eau Claire’s South side.

This was part of a National Science Foundation-Supported Research program studying the adaptiveness of tree species in varied climates.

UW-Eau Claire Assistant Biology Professor Nora Mitchell says poplars are a great model system for studying trees.

UW-Eau Claire is among 18 arboretums and universities in North America participating in the NSF program.

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