A path lined with tall poplar trees extends from the back of the Psychology Department to the first of Hokkaido University's farms.
Poplar Avenue is approximately 250 meters long
The lifespan of a poplar tree is typically 60 to 70 years
There is a new poplar avenue 500 meters north of the original one
Hokkaido University Poplar Avenue is about a 10-minute walk from the northwest exit of Sapporo Station.
Poplar Avenue grew gradually, with a few trees brought back from America in 1903 by Hiroshi Mori. In 1911 more trees were brought back to Hokkaido to use as windbreaks for the college's farm—this was the beginning of Poplar Avenue.
It's a lovely place to walk, but don't forget to check out the maidenhair and gingko trees along the east gates as well.