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Western Cottonwood Tree
Salicaceae
Populus fremontii


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Salicaceae Family

Populus Genus

Location

Found in Utah.

Physical Description
They are large deciduous trees 20-45 m tall, distinguished by thick, deeply fissured bark, and triangular-based to diamond-shaped leaves, green on both sides.

An important feature of the leaves is the petiole which is flattened sideways, so that the leaves have a particular type of movement in the wind.
Inflorescence consists of a long drooping catkin, which blooms from March to April. The fruit is a wind dispersed achene, that appears to look like patches of cotton hanging from limbs, thus the name cottonwood. The leaves are cordate (heart-shaped) with white veins and coarse crenate teeth along the sides. Autumn colors occur from October-November, mainly a bright yellow or possibly orange but rarely red.




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General Information

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AKA Fremont's Cottonwood

Fremont cottonwood has been used mainly in the past for fuel and fence posts. Its principal uses today are for erosion control, wildlife food and shelter, and shade for livestock and recreation facilities. It is also grown for ornamental plantings and windbreaks.

Native Americans ate the inner bark of Fremont cottonwood for antiscorbutic. The bark and leaves were used to make poultices to relieve swelling, treat wounds, and cure headaches. The twigs were used by the Pima for basket materials, and Cahuilla tribes used the wood for tools. Fremont cottonwoods were used by the Pueblo tribes for drums and were the preferred wood species for Quechan cremations.
The cottonwoods are exceptionally tolerant of flooding, erosion and flood deposits filling around the trunk.

Felling a cottonwood tree usually involves making an initial deep chainsaw cut to drain the water.

Cottonwood bark is often a favorite medium for artisans. The bark, which is usually harvested in the fall after a tree's death, is generally very soft and easy to carve.

Cottonwood is one of the poorest woods to use as Wood fuel. It does not dry well, and rots quickly. It splits poorly, because it is very fibrous. It produces the lowest BTUs per cord of wood



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Cotton filled leaves



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An old cottonwood



Cottonwood Tree
Cottonwood Catkin



The wind despersed cotton
The Cotton of the Cottonwood



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