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    Author(s): D. T. Cooper
    Date: 1980
    Source: New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 530-536.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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    Description

    Eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides), one of the largest eastern hardwoods, is short-lived but the fastest-growing commercial forest species in North America. It grows best on moist well-drained sands or silts near streams, often in pure stands. The lightweight, rather soft wood is used primarily for core stock in manufacturing fumiture and for pulpwood. Eastern cottonwood is one of the few hardwood species that is planted and grown specifically for these purposes. Besides the typical eastem variety (var. deltoides), there is a western variety, plains cottonwood {var. occidentalis}. Its leaves, more broad than long, are slightly smaller and more coarsely toothed than the typical variety.

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    Citation

    Cooper, D. T. 1980. Populus deltoides Bartr ex Marsh. New Orleans, LA: USDA-Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 530-536.

    Keywords

    Populus deltoides

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