Bottomland hardwoods are becoming increasingly important in the wood economy in many parts of the country, particularly in the Midwest. Of the bottomland species cottonwood is noted for its rapid growth and high yield as well as having the additional advantage of being able to grow on farm lands unsuitable £`or agriculture due to stream flooding and poor drainage.
Bensend, D. W.
"Tension Wood and Cottonwood – Its Affects and Properties,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 44
, Article 7.
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