Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Fremont Cottonwood - Uintah County

Common Name Fremont Cottonwood
Species Populus fremontii
Address Ruple Ranch (DNM)
City Uintah County
Year Planted Pre 1833
DBH Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) is the standard forestry measurement of the tree's trunk diameter at 4.5 ft from the base.
Name of Nominator Wanda Staley
Date Rated
Ownership Public
Story The Ruple Ranch, established in 1883, is home to a large cottonwood tree that is thought to be the largest of its kind in the western Untied States. The Ruples used it to hang up saddles, bridles, and harnesses, and they enjoyed its peaceful shade. The cottonwood remains today as a distinctive landmark in Island Park.
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