Cottonwood Snow in June

The thick leaves of the Black Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa) are heart-shaped and somewhat waxy in texture. Along the rivers on the east coast of Vancouver Island Black Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa) is now producing seed. In fact, there is so much Cottonwood fluff in the air at times that it seems like it is snowing beside the …