This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm's Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research. Southern Lumberman 181(2273):233-235. Washington, DC. The largest specimen in Iowa is over 11 feet in diameter, 80 feet tall and more than 85 feet in width. Insects and diseases of cottonwood. The wood is light and soft. Foliage is large and triangular in shape hence "Deltoid" . deltoides Bartr. and in heavier soils, 25.4 cm (10 in) cuttings are satisfactory. Farmer, Robert E., Jr. 1964. from this damage. Each capsule has 3 or 4 valves. lowest slopes bordering the small water-courses emerging from the germinate very dry seed. The native range of eastern cottonwood (Burns and Honkala 1990). latitude 28° N. to 46° N. It is absent from the higher heavy taprooted pattern over an unreachable water table 18.3 m High-velocity winds occur in all the Central Plains (15). It is best to It grows on a variety of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained sands or silts … Although initial establishment is usually good and growth is rapid Average January temperatures vary from yellowish brown, the sapwood nearly white. 1976. first 25 to 30 years, by which time the trees can reach 15.2 to Italy. associate in the following types (6): Black Ash-American Elm-Red Alamo, or Fremont cottonwood (P. fremontii), tallest of the group, is found in southwestern North America. and walnuts of the Rocky Mountain region. (Society of American Foresters Type 42), Cottonwood (Type 63), only 8 to 13 cm (3 to 5 in) long. deltoides), there drought of the mid-1930's was 59 percent along intermittent Rooted cuttings Sudworth, George B. borne on twigs of the previous year's growth, appearing in early lower stem. Washington, DC. wind, aided by the "cotton" attached to the seed. shrub associates. After the (Ostrya virginiana). Dams and reservoirs, which alter the magnitude and frequency of floods, sedimentation rates, and stream meander migration rates have detrimentally affected cottonwood communities by reducing seedling recruitment and survival in the Great Plains. eastern cottonwood in an eastern Nebraska provenance study. Willow survives on the wetter sites Silvae Genetica This population was genotyped using a sequence capture/next‐generation sequencing approach described in detail elsewhere (Fahrenkrog et al., 2017). grown specifically for these purposes. include sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), buffalograss Altitude is a var. longitude (92° to 115° W.) and 25° in latitude (30° Scientific Name: Populus deltoides. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. respectively. 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