This tree is also known as a cottonwood because of the fluffy
cotton-like material that surrounds the tiny seeds when they
This cotton often fills the air and covers the ground under
the trees in the early summer.
The trees grow along stream banks and in canyon bottoms.
The average height is about 40 feet.
The leaves are lance shaped, and about 3 inches long.
by Sandra Bray
Government Creek Cove
Boulder Mountain foothills
Wayne County, Utah