White Poplar (Populus alba)
White Poplar is a deciduous tree growing up to 16 metres tall with white or grey bark with horizontal lines that become rough and darker with age. Buds and young twigs are thickly white and woolly. The dark green leaves are shiny above and white or grey and woolly beneath. Greenish-yellow catkins appear in spring. It invades river banks, vleis and dongas as it suckers profusely.