Black Cottonwood

Populus balsamifera subsp. trichoarpa
  • Hul’qumi’num Name:  tsuw’nulhp
  • Description: Deciduous tree growing up to 50m tall, with sticky, fragrant buds. Leaves are thick and heart-shaped. Catkin flowers yield cottony seeds. Bark is grey with distinct deep furrows.
  • Habitat: Prefers wet sites, alongside rivers and in floodplains
  • Pair with: Salmonberry, thimbleberry, willow, hardhack, and red alder.
  • Fun Fact:  The resin is disinfectant and is used by bees to produce propolis, which protect their hives and traps intruders, such as mice.

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