The Alameda

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Going back over the Riera dels Ginjolers, we come across this small poplar grove. The silver poplar (Populus alba) is a lowland riverbank tree, of the same genus as the black poplar (Populus nigra), which is distinguished by the white colour on the back of its leaves. The bark of the trunks and young branches are light coloured, which become dark and crack as they get older. In winter, after losing the leaves, they present an elongated, leaning silhouette. In the spring this dioecious tree explodes in an abundant flowering. Accompanying these poplars are two very old black poplars, with truncated branches and deeply cracked trunks, rhomboidal leaves, green and glistening on both sides.