How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Quaking aspen

Quaking aspen
© 1995 Br. Alfred Brousseau,
Saint Mary's College of California

Poplar,
cottonwood, and aspen—Populus spp.*
Family Salicaceae (Willow family)

Plant Identification

Populus spp. are deciduous trees growing from 40 to 60 feet tall.

*Some species of Populus are invasive weeds. Other types of plants may be better choices when planting.

Optimum conditions for growth

Trees do best in full sun with regular deep irrigation. They grow rapidly and are best for low maintenance areas.

Populus alba
Populus alba

Pests and disorders of Populus spp.

Invertebrates

Invertebrates (cont.)

Diseases

Environmental disorders

Parasitic plants

Weeds

Vertebrates


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