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Cottonwood Trees

Updated 2021-03-19
  • Plains Cottonwood

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    The Plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides monolifera), seen here along the Arkansas River in southern Colorado, is among the most important tree species in Colorado. Historically, it provided food, shelter, timber, medicine, and forage for American Indians, Hispanos, and American immigrants alike. 
    Plains Cottonwood
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