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Fremont’s Cottonwood trees are in the Willow family and can be found in all moist places throughout Southern California including the Mojave Desert all the way to Central California. Cottonwoods require groundwater to be within 5’ of the surface to survive. So, if you’re ever lost in the wilderness, look for a cottonwood tree and start digging. You’ll find water within 5’.