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Cottonwood Trees

Updated 2022-08-10
  • 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 Indigenous people, Hispanos, and American immigrants alike. 
    Plains Cottonwood
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