In this instance you can't see the Poplars for the Hawthorn/An Sceach Gheal.(looking across the Suir to the Rock near Knocklofty Bridge).
Poplars line the riverbank walk,the Purple walk as well as the main track to the river,running north/south from the gate.
They just soar into the sky,ramrod straight and branchless till they near the summit.
Many came down after the rain and gales some weeks back.
Michael and I were today, reducing sections of Poplar trunk to handy block or log size to keep the home fires burning next winter.Many more days will be spent repeating the exercise on
other fallen trees starting tomorrow when Stephen will be on site.
So if you are about rambling watch out for flying chips and deluges of perspiration!
Poplar had many uses: paper,pallets and plywood as well as firewood.A great starter wood for the open fire inside or out.
The slideshow below gives a feel for where the Poplar grows...
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