Botanical Name:Populus balsamifera, P. trichocarpa Common name:Black Cottonwood, Balm of Gilead, Western Balsam Poplar Family:Salicaceae (Willow)
These cottonwood buds are sustainably hand-harvested in rural mountainous areas of the Pacific Northwest during the winter months (generally December thru March). We concentrate on sustainable harvesting of just the healthy plump resin-filled leaf buds. No pollution. No pesticides.
Cottonwood buds are stored immediately in the freezer after picking, and then shipped to Arizona for the air-drying process which usually takes 2-3 weeks. A case sheet is included with each order indicating harvest details (elevation, air temp, harvest location, etc.). Pleasecontact usto place an order or receive an estimated quote.
Packages are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority (includes tracking & insurance) within 24-48 hours of order. Local delivery available in the Seattle or Okanogan Valley areas. Overnight or international shipping options / estimates also available.