The Trees at the Promenade Museum

The Black Popular Tree

This tree is very common in Haute-Provence where it is very abundant in the riverbank forests. It provides a mediocre quality wood.



Leaves are deltoid or triangular, oval ending in points, smooth, green and shiny on both sides. The bark is very cracked lengthwise.

Populus nigra L. 1753

Black Popular

It is called piboula (pronounced piboulo) in Occitan dialect.

Honnorat S.-J., Vocabulaire français -provençal, 1848, Reprinted 1996.