plein air, oil, 10" x 8", 'Cottonwoods'
Cottonwood trees grow 40 to 80 feet in height with a broad open crown of widely spreading branches. In Sanpete County, cottonwood trees grew along the irrigation ditches in the wet soil. Now many of these are slowly dying off because of the sprinkler irrigation systems that have replaced the old ditches. Here are a few valiant giants left on our farm.