Quaking Aspen (Populus Tremuloides)
A medium-sized tree with bark mostly smooth, chalk white to yellow green in color. It’s known as Quaking Aspen because its leaves flutter in the slightest breeze. It has an unbelievably wide growing range; from mostly northern belt stretching from Labrador and Newfoundland to Alaska’s Yukon River. Aspen groves are clonal flowering plants, like Beech, and a grove of Aspen in Utah is one of the largest living organisms in the world. Botanists have also calculated some aspen groves to have lived 10,000 years, outlasting bristlecone pines, giant sequoias, and California redwoods in longevity.
- Aspen is generally used as a ceiling and not a floor.
- Fine-grained, straight, and uniform in texture.
- Aspen generally lacks distinct pattern.