Lombardy Poplar – Not Recommended

Q: Two weeks ago you mentioned problems planting Lombardy poplar. I thought you might like to know that it is against the City of Atlanta tree ordinance to plant Lombardy poplars on city property.

A: Indeed you are correct. Both Lombardy poplar and silver maple are forbidden to be planted on property controlled by the city. There are several more vines, shrubs and trees I could add to the list but I will let our city leaders come to their own conclusions sometime in the future.

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