Whoo hoo!! I got my order for my hybrids in. I've been planting these things for the last couple of years with no success. I've been planting the rooted plants that are about 16" tall, taking a spade shovel and making a slit in the ground and putting the tree in then packing the root back down. My survival rate has been about 5% Well come to find out, hybrid poplars are very weed sensitive. This would explain alot. So this year I bought 50, 4-6 footers. This year I will do things a little different. Spring time I am going to brush hog 50 spots then I am going to round up those spots to make sure all vegitation is dead. When I go to plant them I am going to put a piece of weed guard 2ftx2ft to keep weeds from coming through. Its going to be alot more work than I put in the other ones but I need this to work. Can't wait till spring Anyone else planting hybrid poplars this spring?