Also called Quakies, American aspen, golden aspen, 🗻︎ mountain aspen, trembling aspen, trembling poplar, white poplar, popple, and more.  Part of aspen/cottonwood/poplar  genus Populus and willow  family Salicaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada, and northern or 🗻︎ mountainous 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Populus hosts caterpillars of 367 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Aspen is well-adapted to 🔥︎ fire—after a fire, it produces new trunks from the its roots or trunk base.  Aspen often grows with jack pine  Pinus banksiana —after a fire, both grow fast and eventually would get shaded out by spruce and fir, until again invigorated by the next cycle of fire.

"A clonal colony of quaking aspen in Utah called Pando is thought to be at least 80,000 years old.  (Clonal colonies are made up of groups of genetically identical creatures.)" [1]

Propagation protocol (.pdf).

Learn more about quaking aspen Populus tremuloides

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