The fastest growing tree in North Carolina is the Eastern cottonwood, which is not native to the region but can be found growing throughout the state, with the exception of the mountainous regions, as the Eastern cottonwood prefers to grow along bottomlands and stream banks.
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Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.