Populous trichocarpa black cottonwood
Habitat: moist to wet lowlands & along waterways. Withstands periodic flooding. Shade intolerant. Up to 130 feet tall
Bark: young-smooth & greengray. Becomes deeply furrowed on lower trunk with age
Fruits: smooth, green, & bead-likesplit into 3 parts releasing seeds with fluffy white hair
Leaves: triangular to heart shaped. Dark green above, slivery green below; pointed tips; Stalk round in cross-section. Turns yellow in fall.