Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Poplars . . . ] Forest Types: Boreal & Montane Aspen
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Typically in pure stands, in clustered groves; often colonizing burned or clear-cut areas and growing quickly and thickly; growing in northern North America and in the Rocky Mountains at medium to high elevations.
Stature: 50-60 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown; branches slender.
Leaves: Semi-round, with a fairly indistinct point; 1.5-3 inches across; yellowish green, turning golden yellow in the fall; with very tiny, rounded-off teeth; thin; firm; stems to 3 inches long, flattened.
Bark: Thin; more or less smooth; whitish or sometimes with an olive cast; often loosely furrowed near the extreme base of the trunk.
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Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2003, August). Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/populus_tremuloides.html