I am in Southeastern PA, 40 miles west of Philadelphia.
For those of you who want to know, there are genetically modified hybrid poplars, however, none of them is accessible to the general public, so every hybrid poplar tree or cutting you get from me is NON-GMO.
Hybrid poplar trees grow up to 10 feet per year and they live 40+ years. You can cut them for firewood in 5 years. You can get a nice privacy screen or windbreak in only 2 years, they make pulp logs in 6-7 years, they make saw logs in 8-10 years, a market is steadily growing for this material… and they are inexpensive!
Hybrid poplars are deciduous trees that grow in zones 2 through 10 – This includes the entire continental United States. Some HP’s grow to 100+ feet and their branches extend as far as 40 feet in diameter.