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To: DMaA who wrote (81)7/21/2019 2:10:40 PM
From: Ken Adams
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Poplar trees where I grew up. Same family as the cottonwood. Grow fast, tall and short lived by tree standards. The cottonwood is a great, fast shade producer. Unfortunately, it dies at some 30-50 feet in height and great width if left un-pruned, at about the same number of years. Then they become an expensive removal from a once beautiful yard. Experience here....

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (82)7/21/2019 2:17:33 PM
From: DMaA
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Poppal or poplar. The cotton wood seeds can get pretty annoying at times too.

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (82)7/21/2019 2:20:03 PM
From: Carolyn
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Cottonwoods, the bane of my existence in the spring but they certainly hold the riverbanks in the Midwest.

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To: Carolyn who wrote (84)7/21/2019 2:25:53 PM
From: Ken Adams
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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.

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (85)7/21/2019 2:55:01 PM
From: Carolyn
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Yes, because they are out in the fields! I am allergic to the snow which makes being outdoors miserable.
Driving across Kansas and Nebraska, one can always tell if a river is nearby - even a creek.

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To: Carolyn who wrote (86)7/21/2019 3:24:48 PM
From: DMaA
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Maybe for today we should call this cool woods.

There is an amazing cottonwood specimen across the street from me. 60 feet tall? Take 4 people to put their arms around it at the butt.



Across the street is this amazing oak tree. Would take 3 people to put their arms around it. Must be close to 200 years old.


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To: DMaA who wrote (87)7/21/2019 3:36:20 PM
From: Carolyn
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Wow! A beauty. Who rakes the leaves?

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To: DMaA who wrote (81)7/21/2019 5:12:25 PM
From: Neeka
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One of my favorite trees.

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To: Ken Adams who wrote (82)7/21/2019 5:15:08 PM
From: Neeka
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Cottonwoods make for really lousy firewood. A neighbor said if you let them cure for 3-4 yrs they burn just fine. Not trying it. We have monsters all along our rivers here.

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From: goldworldnet11/1/2019 2:24:36 PM
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* * * This thread is now for idioms. * * *

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