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Plantings like cottonwoods can soak up to 200 gallons of water a day.
The river supports a lush riparian habitat and cottonwood-willow forest — a vital stopping point for many migratory birds.
The days of cottonwood trees in Highland's parks and along its streets are numbered.
Imagine the backwoods of Arkansas, midsummer, bank crowded with cottonwoods, willows bowing to the muddy water, fish are jumping, cotton is high.
The nest was first discovered last year when Karen Lakus, an historical interpreter for the Cleveland Metroparks, noticed a pair of eagles carrying sticks into the limbs of a tall cottonwood tree on a bluff above the Cuyahoga River.
When Jessup pulled over next to a windbreak of cottonwood trees, Foster felt the seconds stretch and slow.
In the city of Sacramento, public works crews were tied up for hours Tuesday trying to remove a thick cottonwood tree that crushed a Honda sedan in the 2200 block of American Avenue in the Gardenland area.
Mesquite trees don’t throw a lot of shade and cottonwoods throw theirs only near water.
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Definition of cottonwood for English Language Learners
: a type of tree that grows in the U.S. and has seeds that look like they are covered with cotton
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