Part of the "poplar" genus Populus.  Also called Quakies, American aspen, golden aspen, 🗻︎ mountain aspen, trembling aspen, trembling poplar, white poplar, popple, and more.

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

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 ≥80,000 years old. (Clonal colonies are made up of groups of genetically identical creatures.)"[1]

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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