The Black Poplar is one of the most interesting of the numerous tree species with tall trunks in the Oak Wood between the Municipalities of Seveso and Meda.
Those who wish to admire this spectacular tree species should leave the main path that connects the entrance on Redipuglia St. with the park’s tourist office, and follow a narrow dirt trail up to a wooden fence delimiting the reclamation basin of Seveso. In following this track the visitor will come across a thriving plant with a majestic, outspread crown shaped like a dome, belonging to the Salicaceae family. The alternate leaves are long rather than wide, and have a vaguely triangular shape with shiny edges and little regular teeth. These are an intense green that fades in autumn and turns to a yellow, banana hue in autumn.