As part of National Tree Week 2018, students and staff at Manchester Metropolitan University's Landscape Architecture department are once again throwing light on the trees that they believe deserve recognition.
Euphrates poplar or desert poplar
I was surprised by its astonished golden leaves in a Chinese movie called ‘Hero’. In one scene, a forest of Populus euphratica forest was the backdrop for a fight between two women wearing in red, a strong contrast between the two colours was created. Whilst they fought, the leaves were flying along the wind and becoming a golden river. I was impressed by it and have had the scene in my mind since then.