Cuttings – Plastic or Fabric?
Using plastic or fabric, commonly referred to as “mulch” will dramatically improve the success of your cuttings. A layer of mulch will reduce competition from weeds and other plants, and increase water retention.
Hybrid Cuttings – grow a windbreak and screen in one season.
This article will show you how to grow a visual screen/wind break using hybrid cuttings (hybrid poplar and hybrid willow) in a single growing season. The planting site is located in USDA Zone 4, if you live south of Zone 4 you can expect considerably more growth.