Alamos, or poplars, are very prolific here in Patagonia. Everywhere you look, you see them. They have quickly taken their place in the top three of My Absolute Favorite Trees (lodgepole pines and weeping willows being the other two).
|alamos are majestic|
|planted around the perimeters of fruit plantations, they serve as windbreakers|
|they love water, so here in the desert they line irrigation canals|
|and line farms, protecting the animals and crops from the gusty and persistent Patagonian winds|