Aspen

Latin: Populus tremuloides

Other common names: quaking asp, aspen, golden aspen, mountain aspen, trembling aspen, Vancouver aspen, poplar, popple, alamo blanco, White poplar

Mature Height: 20-60 ft.

Soil / Climate: Grows in most soils provided with adequate moisture and sunlight.

Notes: Goldish yellow leaves in fall. Often planted in groves. Will sucker up from root systems.

Wildlife: The staple tree for the habitat of ruffed grouse, which feed on the bud and catkin. Also a food source for pheasant, orioles, and many others. Often used for nesting by a variety of woodpeckers. This high protein tree is an important feed source for deer and beaver.
Cold Stream Farm supplies Quaking Aspen trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Populus tremuloides can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS

PLANTS Database.

 

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