Photo Friday: Flight
Flight of the Cotton
Poplars are used for windbreaks, because they are fast growing, and for the pulp mills. They are everywhere, and the fruit they produce is a pain. It is pointed and sticky. The gumminess causes the gazillions of little fruits to stick to everything, especially the pads and coats of pets. Once the fruits have fallen, the seeds cover the trees like fur and are blown on the wind for days. We had inches of cotton all over our property and tracked into our home and vehicles. There are different varieties of poplar and the varieties grown up here are related to the cottonwood trees that grow on the river banks down in the Southwest.
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