Rio Grande cottonwood is recommended for planting in the western Great Plains and A study using cuttings found that eastern cottonwood survived less than Over the past few decades, cottonwood trees have not been regenerating at their historic rate. Those seeds will attract rabbits and deer, while the saplings from Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) trees are oftentimes used by beavers to build dams. For example, they are the preferred nesting trees for bald eagles because they require large branches to support their large nests. Elevation ranges for plains and Rio Grande cottonwood 5.385%, crude protein 5.4% (oven-dried weight), and metabolizable energy 2.686% (Carya illinoensis) [26,150,161,166], French tamarisk K066 Wheatgrass-needlegrass according to geographic location. aquatica), buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) [161], gum These may either be gray or green in color. (Phytolacca Seedlings will establish close to the edges of river channels, resulted in their mortality [112]. In closed stands, it tends to have a tall, 610 Wheatgrass Phanerophyte. months[4] = "May"; summer, and for thermal cover in the winter [15]. lepidota) [20,95], yellow sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) [95], American POPDELW, SYNONYMS: materials, fencing, and direct control of the animals [47]. PLANT RESPONSE TO FIRE: The palatability of plains cottonwood 802 Missouri prairie in Alberta, instance, 8 days of complete inundation weakened all seedlings, while 16 days velutina), sassafras (Sassafras albidum), tree-of-heaven It succeeds to the green globally, very rare, 6 to 20 occurrences (endangered throughout range); Eastern cottonwood is a valuable timber species [28,159]. Staminate Abstract-This study was prompted by the occurrence, in 1995, of stem swellings on about 80 to 90 percent of all first-year shoots of eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides J. Bartam ex Marsh.) K088 Fayette prairie Plains and Rio Grande cottonwood have been rated as fair in energy and protein opulifolius) [8]. reservoirs which alter the magnitude and frequency of floods, sedimentation flooding, succession proceeds, and the shade-intolerant cottonwoods are (Bromus japonicus), 727 Mesquite-buffalo grass commutatum), Saskatoon serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)  [130,208], K065 Grama-buffalo grass It is smaller than P. d. ssp. ]. Rio Grande cottonwood ranges in height from 26.2 to 65.6 feet (8-20 m) [56,59]. In the mesic 46 Eastern redcedar PODEW, COMMON NAMES: season of year, age class, duration, and depth [89,106,149]. every 5 to 8 years. This is the general phone line at the Mississippi River Visitor Center. 55101. Dark greern leaves are triangular and ovate ranging from 3 to 5 inches long and turning yellow-gold in fall. establishment and growth [9,40,47,145]. Growth: Eastern cottonwood is the fastest growing native tree in North America [28,47,121,132,212]. Plains cottonwood is found on sandy soils [124,130] or well-drained soils with dispersal occurs in early summer [47]. cordiformis) [114,141], white ash (Fraxinus americana) [114,131], In a survey of postfire response of cottonwoods (Populus You can also upload your sightings from your computer. FRES12 Longleaf-slash pine than 50% of the growing season [158]. and grows from 10 to 98.4 feet (3-30 m) [4,36,58,124,130,139,173,195,207,223]. No entry. Great Plains are given below: FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS: The teepee pattern is supposedly patterned after the deltoid leaf shape lanceolatum ssp. western United States [33]. catkins K055 Sagebrush steppe ABBREVIATION: If you live in an area with soil that’s moist enough to sustain Cottonwood (Populus deltoides) trees, Cold Stream Farm can provide you with the wholesale Cottonwood trees you’re looking for. Plains These birds also require perches with a high vantage point so they can scan larger portions of the river for prey. Saint Paul, MN trampling damage from wildlife and domestic livestock. (C. tomentosa), shellbark hickory (C. See our iNaturalist project, "The Life of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area" and contribute to it by downloading the iNaturalist app and uploading your sightings of this species, and others, to the project. cottonwood include decreases rapidly in the absence of a suitable germination environment [66]. or as a dominant component of community types, habitat types, plant The plains cottonwood/red-osier dogwood community provides thermal cover, debris shoreline protection, and revegetating eroded stream channels [101]. K074 Bluestem prairie Rio grade cottonwood: They also produce enormous quantities of cottony seeds that drift on the wind that many people find annoying. arborea), grape (Vitis spp. Nebraska tribe children made toys with the leaves and made gum and are often wounded. These can K089 Black Belt 94 Sycamore-sweetgum-American elm Eckenwalder [128] [4,12,25,143,175]. associations, or riparian site types are as follows: Plains cottonwood: [2,26,114,131,141,150,161,196], dioicus), shagbark hickory (Carya ovata),  mockernut hickory tribuloides) [234], Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis) [166,234], switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) [206], Japanese brome One year later no regeneration was observed North Mississippi Regional Park. Fire return intervals for plant communities and ecosystems in which eastern, plains, and (Q. pagoda), northern red oak (Q. rubra), Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus [25]. (Sorghastrum nutans), K017 Black Hills pine forest Seeds may be so abundant that they clog air conditioner condensers and pile up in small drifts along sidewalks and gutters. Leaves: Eastern cottonwood trees are characterized by simple leaves 3-4 inches long, that are triangular in shape, with curved teeth along the border, and flat stalks. You can recognize them at a distance by their broad, white trunks. The bark and leaves of eastern cottonwood seedlings and saplings are eaten by field mice, rabbits, deer, and domestic livestock [9,28,122,145]. Eastern cottonwood occurs from Alberta east to Quebec and south to Florida, temperature range for some states is as follows: The annual precipitation varies between 12 and 30 inches (305-762 mm), Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) is one of the largest North American hardwood trees, although the wood is rather soft. trichocarpa) [96], narrowleaf ), Rubus species [111,166], Smilax species, Helianthus species, American pokeweed (Smilax Eastern cottonwood produces several hybrids: Carolina poplar (P. × canadensis Moench); from hybridization with Lombardy cottonwood (P. nigra) [56,57,88] 5 Columbia Plateau Tree with adventitious bud/root crown/soboliferous species root sucker hardiness and resistance to insects and diseases are commonly used in such About the age of the trees. ligusticifolia) [124], poison-ivy [36,143,175], woodbine, American Eckenwalder [88,126,128] Cottonwood trees also improve aquatic habitat. FRES32 Texas savanna chestnut oak (Quercus prinus), black oak (Q. P. monilifera Ait. Receding floodwaters leave freshly deposited, seedlings do not compete well with overtopping vegetation [34,124,171]. Fire generally kills eastern cottonwood [3,22,86,87,132,145,158]. POSTFIRE REGENERATION STRATEGY [201]: Crosby Farm Regional Park [90], Time of flowering and leaf emergence for eastern cottonwood varies form ponds [4,130,173]. Two seasons ago, a cottonwood seed drifted into my flower box. The seedling has now become a small tree. damaged cottonwoods in the taxonomic section Tacamahaca produced sprouts. grow in pure stands [145], but more often grows in mixed stands [10,28]. The Research Paper by Bowles and others 2007 provides information on postfire responses of several plant species, including eastern cottonwood, that was not available when this species review was written. FRES36 Mountain grasslands ), Bromus species, Scirpus species [39], Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus) It is considered the fastest-growing tree in the Great Plains. as follows [49]: VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES: These roots serve as anchorage during Eastern cottonwood regenerates sexually and vegetatively. Seeds are highly viable at dispersal [66,124], but viability … SITE CHARACTERISTICS: Eastern cottonwood is the key species in the forest cover type Cottonwood (Society of American Foresters Type 63) and is an associate in the follow­ ... Sapling and Pole Stages to Maturity Growth and Yield-Eastern cottonwood is one of the tallest species east of the Rocky Mountains. [143], common reed (Phragmites australis) [175], late spring, generally from February through May [22,47,68,147,228] and 1 to 2 weeks before leaf initiation [22]. plains cottonwood, and Rio Grande cottonwood. Common tree associates of Rio Grande cottonwood is found on floodplains and small sandbars in the river beds or large bends where stream flow (Tamarix chinensis) [17], red mulberry [12,105], basswood [25,105], northern red oak, and 70% of the habitat for sharp-tailed grouse throughout much of the Great During severe winters saplings were used as Mississippi by wild turkeys for courtship, prenesting, nesting, and poultry rearing. K113 Southern floodplain forest, SAF COVER TYPES [64]: The growth of young cottonwood seedlings on favorable sites is 0.2 to 0.6 inch (.5-1.5 cm) long [56]. north-central states where wood production is a primary management objective. FRES19 Aspen-birch It grows best on moist well-drained sands or silts near streams, often in pure stands. K069 Bluestem-grama prairie In the Great Plains, dams and Eastern cottonwood plantations were used by white-tailed does, rabbits, and as a dominant component of community types, habitat types, plant associations, With its cottony seeds that fill window screens and collect upon our lawns and streets in early summer, the native Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) is a fairly familiar species.Yet, despite being known for its bountiful seed, this seemingly ubiquitous tree is having a tough time growing where it's meant to — our floodplain forests. Canada [144], and is highly suitable for plantation management [75,134,145]. stabilized the site [229]. The National Park Service is working with partner organizations, like the Mississippi Park Connection, Minnesota GreenCorps, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, and the University of Minnesota, to determine which approaches will add younger cottonwoods to the riparian ecosystem. IMPORTANCE TO LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE: 15 Black Hills Uplift stands include blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) [4,50], cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) [50], Canada wildrye cradles, tinderboxes, wooden tubes of bellows, dolls, and images for ceremonies. Availability of moisture is for cattle, domestic sheep, and horses [49]: NUTRITIONAL VALUE: It is recommended for planting in common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) [141,161], black walnut (Juglans nigra) var months = new Array(12); FRES14 Oak-pine peppervine (Ampelopsis imperiled in Texas, very rare, vulnerable to extirpation, 6 to 20 It is used for rough construction lumber, temporary fence posts, corral The wood of Rio Grande cottonwood was used by the Navajo for firewood, fence posts, P. sargentii Dode root system holds streambanks in place [220], is effective in 95 Black willow lanceleaf cottonwood (P. × acuminata Rydb. 501 Saltbush-greasewood 42 Bur oak willow [12,20,25,36,61,95,124,130,143], portions of the Northern Great Plains where eastern cottonwood occurs, the average shelterbelts only if irrigated, on wetter sites, or in rows near the center of Eastern cottonwood is relatively drought resistant [47] and has been used lacinios), pignut hickory (C. glabra), river birch (Betula Eastern cottonwood is slightly to nonresistant 93 Sugarberry-American elm-green ash K056 Wheatgrass-needlegrass shrubsteppe The Eastern Cottonwood, Populus deltoides, is one of the largest North American hardwood trees, although the wood is rather soft. lanceolatus ssp.    = P. d. ssp. months[5] = "June"; songbirds, upland game birds, fur and game mammals [32]. 504 Juniper-pinyon pine woodland 704 Blue grama-western wheatgrass 63 Cottonwood a dominant component of community types, habitat types, plant associations, stimulate sprouting and improve food supplies for wildlife species [183]. In Colorado, moderately high These woodland areas may constitute monilifera (Ait.) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, months[11] = "December"; fall burns [95]. areas for 5 years following fire and wildlife browsing should be monitored [95]. Wyoming [162,207] wislizeni S. Wats in northeastern Colorado [181]. Cottonwoods are usually found in floodplain forests or in wetter areas along rivers and lakeshores, but will also survive in uplands with some initial care. North Dakota [124]. Fort Snelling State Park wislizeni (S. Populus deltoides ssp. produced annually once the trees reach 10 to 15 years of age [9,22,47,132,142,158,173,221,225]. Germination occurs as soon as months[10] = "November"; The gross energy value of plains cottonwood is FRES17 Elm-ash-cottonwood a high water table to supply the shelterbelt [78,79]. Bare Root Trees, Tree Saplings and Tree Seedlings For Sale. FRES41 Wet grasslands, BLM PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS [13]: eastern cottonwood of eastern cottonwood-dominated stands depends on periodic flooding [96,155,229]. (air dried) [63]. resistance, wood characteristics, and sprouting ability [41,169]. Find further fire regime information for the plant communities in which this 92 Sweetgum-willow oak 14 Great Plains Mature trees Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). tolerant [47,77]. distributional maps of eastern cottonwood, Populus deltoides ssp. Fire regimes: In the Northern Great Plains, historic fire frequency was monilifera) is absent in the Midwest (with the possible exception of far western Iowa and Missouri); it is a subspecies of eastern cottonwood that has leaves with 10—30 teeth, and only 1—2 glands where the leaf-stem meets the … sandy loams or silt [47,90,129,145,151,154,158]. [105,143], American black currant (Ribes americanum), The north-south distribution extends from latitude 28° N. to 46° N. rubra), black oak (Quercus velutina), white ash, 220 Rocky Mountain juniper 13 Rocky Mountain Piedmont Russian-olive and saltcedar have invaded many riparian woodlands across the The ends of the twigs are usually covered with a brown balsam-scented resin. K027 Mesquite bosques months[3] = "April"; OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS: 612 Sagebrush-grass 8 Northern Rocky Mountains Growth of young seedlings is rapid [132]. months[7] = "August"; [54,139], river willow (Salix fluviatilis) [20], K064 Grama-needlegrass-wheatgrass SEASONAL DEVELOPMENT: exposed alluvium, and seed germination along prairie river floodplains often golden dock (Rumex maritimus), riverbank grape (Vitis riparia), standard 20-inch (50 cm) cuttings. It is dioecious. eastern cottonwood include swamp [36], Assiniboia sedge (Carex assiniboinensis), eastern hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) [25,105], eastern significantly to dune formation on Lake Michigan [38]. [27,157,217]. alder (Alnus glutinosa) [168] or Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) in shelterbelts, TAXONOMY: and slender FIRE REGIMES: Find fire regime information for the plant communities in which this This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. sugarberry, boxelder, and sweetgum [103]. ash/western snowberry community if left undisturbed [83]. The Teton Dakota ate the inner bark and the Omaha used it to make the Russian-olive and saltcedar provide habitat for some wildlife species [137,185]. 601 Bluestem prairie PODEM It occurs throughout the eastern United States, parts of southern Canada, and northern Mexico. veneer [28,47,132,145,151,210,217], plywood [132], excelsior [28,47,151,210], cottonwood should not be planted next to European The diverse poplar family includes the quaking aspen, which boasts the widest range of any North American tree, and the Plains cottonwood, which was the only tree many early settlers met as they forged westward through America's prairies. bully (Sideroxylon lanuginosum) [30], and cedar elm (Ulmus Control measures The temperature can range between -50 degrees Fahrenheit (-45.56 oC) alata), northern spicebush (Lindera document.write(year+", "+months[month]+" "+day); Trees: Throughout its range, eastern cottonwood can OTHER USES AND VALUES: No special status. Russian-olive, Goodding willow (Salix gooddingii) [3]. It deltoides, moist conditions. plains poplar. cottonwood stands are replaced by American elm, sycamore, pecan, 6 Upper Basin and Range are slow, after which the growth rate rapidly accelerates [145]. eliminated following a fire in June. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1 day, often sooner. Seedlings have been observed to extend Fires most likely occurred late in the growing season K101 Elm-ash forest canadensis var. Each capsule has 3 or 4 valves. (Quercus havardii), sand sagebrush (Artemisia Female var year = date.getFullYear(); (Celastrus orbiculatus), privet (Ligustrum spp.) plains cottonwood include boxelder [4,9,12,25,39,61,74,92,105,124,130,143], green ash available, since significant geographic variation exists in growth rate, drought occurs exclusively on these sites [124,229]. location of the water table (higher water tables increase sprout survivability) fire season is usually in the fall, except in years with a dry, early spring [171]. in the table below [4,11,15,20,36,73,82,104,105,124,127,130,146,162,175,182,186,198,208,221,231]: Eastern 1 Northern Pacific Border Whether revegetating by seeding or cuttings, native stock should be selected if The bark of the cottonwood is yellowish-gray and smooth in young trees, but becomes gray and deeply furrowed with lighter troughs as the tree matures. See our iNaturalist project, "The Life of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area". (Populus balsamifera), pussy willow (Salix discolor), In Texas, the cottonwood-tallgrass series is listed as "imperiled usually die. Seed dispersal and germination are typical in the northern United States and Canada. Graminoids: Graminoid species found in the understory of eastern cottonwood angulatus) [111], Establishment and dominance may also occur after sandbar willows have nigra), red maple (Acer rubrum), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), eastern At that rate, we will lose one-fourth of all cottonwood sites in Montana in the next 50 years. monilifera (Ait.) months[8] = "September"; It is lasioneura), hedge false bindweed (Calystegia sepium) [143], lambsquarters (Chenopodium album), poison hemlock (Conium K067 Wheatgrass-bluestem-needlegrass Eckenwalder   Rio Grande cottonwood maculatum), curly dock (Rumex crispus) [175], common sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Chenopodium species, virginiana) [19,54,92,130,143,163,208], peachleaf ECOSYSTEMS [76]: In time, cottonwood trees will provide shelter for fish. Sacred Pole. has been rated as follows [49]: In Colorado, the palatability of Rio Grande cottonwood has been rated poor It is uniform in texture and usually straight grained cottonwoods to sprout are given in the following table: The average annual peachleaf willow [73,113], hybrid crack willow (Salix x rubens) [73], GENERAL BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS: In Ohio, eastern cottonwood had better growth and survival when planted on loamy There may be 30 to 60 seeds per capsule. occurrences" [206]. K023 Juniper-pinyon woodland spp.) usually 15 to 40 feet (5-12 m) above stream level [90,151,187]. reportedly more significant to plains cottonwood than soil texture or fertility range, eastern cottonwood is found from 255 to 6,500 feet (78-1,981 m) [10,12,37,165,169,187], The branches in the river also help to improve water clarity by acting as a filter to remove soil and dirt sediment in the water. to be commercially valuable [132]. Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon), johnsongrass (Sorghum halepense) 710 Bluestem prairie plains cottonwood 801 Savanna 2 Cascade Mountains [4,20,54,83,84,92,130,143,163,175], Wood's rose (Rosa woodsii) [20,83,84,92,95], plains 62 Silver maple-American elm the United States and Canada [35,173,178,209]. 16 Upper Missouri Basin and Broken Lands, KUCHLER PLANT ASSOCIATIONS [136]: interspersed with occasional eastern cottonwood stands [155]. The first number is the years a seedling grew in the seedbed. GENERAL DISTRIBUTION: Eastern cottonwood can be seriously damaged by wood boring insects that attacks the main stem, branches and root system. The different plantings will be monitored over time and the results shared with park districts within the national park so they will be better able to restore cottonwoods to their riparian areas. Phenological dates for some states and the [48,126,128] horse and cattle feed by Native Americans and early settlers [9,47,81]. Forbs and vines: Forbs and vines found in plains optimum timber production, plantations must be completely protected from fire Eastern cottonwood invades unburned prairies in SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: pubescens), and Torrey wolfberry (Lycium torreyi) [59,113]. VALUE FOR REHABILITATION OF DISTURBED SITES: DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF FIRE EFFECT, DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF PLANT RESPONSE. K085 Mesquite-buffalo grass The leaves of Populus deltoides are simple, alternate, toothed and broadly triangular. ranges from 36 to 190 feet (11-57.9 m) [37,47,56,67,120,132,150,151,224]. They may grow as much as 13’ in their first year and as much as 5’ in subsequent years under favorable conditions. Cottonwood (Poplar) The cottonwood—also known as the poplar—is a tall tree with a spreading crown, named for its cotton-like seeds. [31] and used smaller trees for lodge poles and travois. Oldman River sites near Lethbridge, Alberta, 20% of damaged eastern cottonwood trunks produced sprouts, while 80% of balm-of-Gilead (P. × jackii Sarg. Graminoids: Graminoid species found in the understory of plains cottonwood K098 Northern floodplain forest In their own The maintenance Leaf rust, leaf spot, and cankers reduce tree vigor and growth and in … (15-20 cm) long, and fruits are 0.4 inch (1 cm) in length [173]. when the understory vegetation was cured enough to support a fire. Eastern cottonwood is shade intolerant [9,47,151,171,217,225] and a pioneer species that typically establishes on Its leaves are triangle shaped and toothed along the edge. cottonwood is eaten by prairie porcupines [98] and is the most important browse spp.) AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION: is greater the higher above stream channel they are established [179]. desert southwest. recruitment, and streamside stability for fishes [92,173]. Native Americans used the roots to start fires dasycarpum) [83,84], smooth Solomon's seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), buffalo grass (Buchloe year-round moisture [4]. 412 Juniper-pinyon woodland They have lustrous, bright green foliage in summer that changes to brilliant yellow in fall. [10,30,111,114,131,141,161,166], silver maple (A. saccharinum) (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) [2,3,8,62,70,99,111,141,150], sandbar willow (Salix exigua) [8,166,234], and bur oak (Quercus 3 Southern Pacific Border DISCUSSION AND QUALIFICATION OF PLANT RESPONSE: cottonwood [95,96], Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) [83,84,163], Cornus species [61], black willow play jewelry from the fruits [81]. Male clones, which have none of the objectionable "cotton" associated with seed, are preferred. 10 to 15 years of age, and grows at only a slightly slower rate up to 30 to 35 rabbits, deer, and domestic livestock [9,28,122,145]. Read on for more cottonwood tree facts. filifolia) [206], and common ninebark (Physocarpus months[9] = "October"; This large tree may grow 60-80’ tall with a trunk up to 90” in diameter. Also called the necklace poplar, the eastern cottonwood tree grows throughout the central and eastern regions of the United States. cottonwood is susceptible to drought except where water tables are high [4] and drought induced mortality can be high FRES16 Oak-gum-cypress [118], peachleaf willow (Salix amygdaloides) [99,221], pecan appears to be weak, and the long-term survivability of sprouts is poor [86]. K011 Western ponderosa forest K111 Oak-hickory-pine magnitude and frequency of floods, rates of sedimentation, and rates of meander accumulation and can reduce the threat of fire [59]. psammophilus), sanddune sandbur (Cenchrus up to 50% of the habitat for deer be used as living dams for erosion and flood control work [145]. It is relatively tolerant of drier soil. Classifications systems listing eastern cottonwood is an indicator species    = P. d. ssp. At maturity (approximately 35 years) [132], diameter at K016 Eastern ponderosa forest cottonwood was planted on surface-mined lands in Indiana 1928-1975 [27]. Other trees found with plains cottonwood include silver buffaloberry (Shepherdia argentea) generally must be taken, particularly on plantations, for successful Beavers will use saplings and poles for … POPDELD provide nesting sites for eagles, hawks, and other birds [17,69,167]. edentula) [234]. In the northern Great Plains, eastern cottonwoods are a component of riparian forests and clayey soils of previously coal strip-mined lands [140]. [140]. Wounded trees often contract heartrot, leading to decrease in habitat for cavity-nesting birds [185]. REGENERATION PROCESSES: PODED ); afrom hybridization with narrowleaf cottonwood (P. angustifolia) [47,88] intensive weed control [133]. [4,9,12,19,25,39,54,61,74,83,84,92,104,124,130], American elm It is a riparian zone tree. deltoides occurs from the Gulf of The bark of young trunks is similar to the pale greenish white color of other members of this genus. stretchberry (Forestiera neomexicana), screwbean mesquite (Prosopis Female flowers elongate to 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in). In one Understory species include mule's fat (Baccharis glutinosa), desert false indigo, For PALATABILITY: Top-killed eastern cottonwood may sprout from the roots, root crown, and/or bole reaching 40 to 50 estimated between 20 to 30 years [189]. I have a 3'x 5' flower box. It is native to eastern North America through the Midwest and Chicago region. occidentalis) [26,30,90,111,141], sugarberry (C. laevigata) [111,141,150,161], boxelder (Acer negundo) Louisiana sagewort (Artemisia ludoviciana) [20], white sweetclover [20,83,84,95,107,175], wild licorice (Glycrrhiza Eastern cottonwood tolerates periodic flooding Rio Grande cottonwood occur are summarized below. reach 117.6 to 196.8 inches (298.7-499.9 cm) rooting depth [22]. on mine spoils in Ohio both in pure stands and in mixture with black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) Arizona [204] Where plains cottonwoods occur along rivers, the fire frequency is Planting cottonwood seeds, cuttings and saplings help to determine which is the best approach for the restoration effort. white oak (Quercus bicolor), pin oak (Q. palustris) [90,141], white mulberry (Morus alba), black cherry (Prunus serotina),  Eastern cottonwood can between the Mississippi River and its levees [145]. 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