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Aspen (Quaking)

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Populus tremuloides
Aspen (Quaking)

Habitat

They are found in many types of forests, valleys and mountainsides often in big groups.

Description

The bark is whitish-green and smooth. It becomes gray and ridged as the tree gets older. The leaves are 1 - 3 inches long, round and shiny green with fine teeth. The leaves have a flat stem that makes them shake (quake) in a breeze. The flowers are catkins and come out in early spring, before the leaves.

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Quaking Apen Photograph
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