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Summer Fluff of the Cottonwood Tree

cottonwood seed pods

Cottonwood seed pods explode into a summery fluff.

If you are anywhere near a Cottonwood tree (Populus deltoides, a member of the poplar family) you’ll experience a seasonal event in summer when the seed pods of the female trees ripen and explode, causing fluff to fly everywhere. I caught this one in mid-explosion at the beach on Lake Ontario. You might notice piles of fluff and not know where it came from, as it blows in the wind very easily. The tiny seeds are attached to the fluff, and are spread by the wind or anything the fluff attaches itself to, much like a dandelion seed. If you’re looking for the top Manhattan tree care company, Manhattan Tree Care experts are standing by 24/7 to handle your routine or emergency tree service needs and they serve all of Manhattan. Continue »



The Green Living Show Starts Today

We have always been big supporters of the Green Living Show because they are big supporters of local food and supporting local farmers. It is Canada’s largest consumer show for people who want to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. It is for people who care about the earth. Here we want to introduce some of the new programming they’ve got planned that should entice you to attend this weekend.