Coyote Trail #3
Trail Open: Year Round
Area Located: Old Marina Cove/Coyote Shelter
Type of trail:
Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
The Cottonwood has been the State Tree for Kansas since 1937. They can live up to 100 years and survive well on the plains. The tree has adapted to brush fire by growing close to streams and rivers and by growing thick bark. Many birds utilize the Cottonwood for nests, including eagles, owls and hawks. Beavers also chew off branches to use for building dams. The tallest Cottonwood in KS is 96feet tall and is located in Sheridan Co.