Bottomland hardwoods have become increasingly important to the economy of 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 parts of farmlands unsuitable for agriculture due to stream flooding and poor drainage.
Bensend, D. W.
"Tension Wood Development and Properties in Corn Belt Cottonwood,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 59
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol59/iss1/7