#092 Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)

This Eastern Cottonwood is located right next to a small stream near an apartment complex. The crown is very large and wide but this tree appears to be missing part of its main trunk, likely due to lightning damage.

Statistics (1998/2020)

  • Circumference (In.): 178'/192"
  • Height (Ft.): 106'/118'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 91'/90'
  • Total Points: 307/333

More Information

  • Nominated By: Shawanda Goins
  • Year Added: 1998
  • Owned By: Westdale Arrowhead Crossing NC Inc C/O K.E. Andrews and Company
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Steele Creek
  • Property Type: Apartments
  • Nearest Address: 2109 Arrowcreek Dr
  • Ecological Value: The Cottonwood is actually in the Poplar family. It gets its name from the female seed capsules that produce silky white hairs that resemble spun cotton. It is native to North Carolina.
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