Video: Poplars used to treat water, soil contamination

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension

poplarsEVERETT, Wash. – Poplar trees, known for their fast growth and versatility, are being used for recycling treated wastewater and cleaning contaminated soil. 


A new video by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest, a Washington State University Extension partner, explains how poplars are being grown by communities to improve water quality, reduce waste and prevent topsoil erosion. See

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is a consortium of educational and industry partners, including WSU, working to prepare northern California, Oregon, Washington and northern Idaho for a sustainable hardwood biochemicals and biofuels industry. Learn more at