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Beaver enjoy browsing on members of the family Salicaceae.
Cottonwood Field Sites
Cottonwoods are foundation plant species that have been shown to affect riparian communities. This is an album of various field sites around the western USA.
These gardens are designed to merge science and restoration
Invasive non-native Tamarix
The invasive Eurasian shrub Tamarix has infiltrated this stand of Fremont cottonwoods along Indian Creek, Utah. Unfortunately, there appears to be a strong positive correlation between percent Tamarix cover and Cottonwood mortality (see Gitlin et al 2006)
This keystone herbivore affects community organization and ecosystem processes.