Aspen Photo Gallery
Aspen or Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) are common throughout the northern half of the United States through Alaska. They thrive where they can get plenty of water and sunshine.
Aspen or Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) are a quick growing poplar with stunning bright yellow fall foliage. They grow quickly and have a short life span. The name Quacking Aspen refers to their flat leaves shimmering with even the slightest breeze. Its bark is smooth and in certain areas often marred by bear claws. Aspen is pioneer tree that often sprouts quickly after a fire or logging. It is also very important to wildlife. Big game enjoys its foliage and beavers and rabbits are often spotted snacking on its bark. Like all poplars, Aspens are a poor fire wood because it dries slowly and rots quickly not to mention it simply does not give off much heat. It is a larval host to the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus) and Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus).