2 Bud cuttings:
Depending on species, these cuttings will range from 3" - 5" long and 1/16" - 1/4" in diameter. There will be a bud within 1/4" of the top of the cutting and a bud within 1/4" of the bottom of the cutting. They look tiny, but they are an economical and effective way to grow from cuttings.
We do NOT recommend planting these cuttings in the "wild". Because these cuttings will not be able to compete with weeds as well as the larger cuttings, we recommend growing them in a controlled setting prior to moving them to a permanent planting site (see the supplies section for propagation containers and grow bags).
These cuttings will range from 8" - 10" long and 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter. This is the 'industry standard' for hybrid poplar cuttings. This size cutting can be planted in the wild with normal weed control and water management.
These cuttings will range from 11" - 13" long and 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter. This size cutting can be planted in the wild with normal weed control and water management.