More Villanueva Cottonwood images, NM

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More Villanueva Cottonwood images, NM

Post by dbhguru » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:06 pm

NTS,

Here are 3 more Villanueva Cottonwood images. BTW, the tree is on State Route 3 going to Villanueva.
VillanuevaCottonwood-4.jpg
VillanuevaCottonwood-5.jpg
VillanuevaCottonwood-6.jpg
Will correctly diagnoses that the tree is a coppice, although not so obvious when you are next to it because seams that might suggest separate trunks stop at the base of limbs. However, virtually all the big cottonwoods growing in relatively open conditions out here coppice. It reminds me of the strong tendency of silver maples to coppice in flood plains in the Northeast.

Regardless, this is a great tree. It is evident that one must not write an area off because it is dry.

Bob
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Re: More Villanueva Cottonwood images, NM

Post by James Parton » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:43 pm

It certainly has character.
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