Black Cottonwood

This tree figures largely in our local landscape it is widespread and extremely common; you already know this plant even if you don’t know its name because of its impact in our everyday lives. If you’ve walked along a riverside trail in the springtime you’ve likely gone home with sticky little shells all over the bottoms of your shoes; they are cottonwood buds. Or later in the spring you’ve probably seen little white tufts of…

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