|The wild cottonwoods will always find nearby water to secure their spreading seeds. They can produce a literal "snow" storm of drifting cotton clumps, covering everything for hundreds of yards in every direction from a single tree. Such a nuisance many cities and communities have made it illegal to plant the variety that is prone to snowing. Some kind of sterilization (??) for the nursery sold trees. Not sure how that's done.|
The wild ones, out in the open fields along waterways are truly beautiful as mature trees.