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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm

Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm
The State Champion eastern cottonwood tree located on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake as it appeared in May 2012 when it was certified.  The State Championship will now be passed on to an eastern cottonwood located on private property in Platte County. More

Cottonwood

Image of cottonwood leaf
Populus deltoides
Named for the cottony fluffs of hairs attached to its tiny seeds, cottonwood thrives in moist lowlands near streams and rivers. It is Missouri’s fastest-growing native tree but pays for that distinction by being relatively short-lived. More

St. Louis area state champion tree toppled by violent storm

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Champion Eastern Cottonwood before storm
Ferocious storm that rocked St. Charles and St. Louis counties May 31 robbed area of state record tree. More

State Champion Cottonwood Toppled

The Missouri State Champion eastern cottonwood on Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake was downed by the violent storm that drove through St. Louis County the evening of May 31.  The tree was 127 feet tall with a circumference of 310 inches.  It is shown here after the area flooded on June 2. More