Black Poplar catkins

Black Poplar catkins

Observation - Black Poplar catkins. Description: One of several large trees bordering a long narrow pond. This one has produced Red catkins. I believe that the tree is from the black poplar stable but is it possible to establish its parentage from the buds and catkins?

One of several large trees bordering a long narrow pond. This one has produced Red catkins. I believe that the tree is from the black poplar stable but is it possible to establish its "parentage" from the buds and catkins?