It has the widest geographical distribution of any North American tree, being indigenous to Alaska and most of Canada, . Quaking poplar (also called quaking aspen) is easily recognized by its round-triangular leaves that twist on their petioles and tremble and shimmer in even the slightest breeze. These same leaves turn a blazing yellow in the fall. Its thin bark is white when young, becoming yellow or greenish brown in mature . Native Status: AK N CAN N LN SPM N. Vertaald van Engels naar Nederlands inclusief synoniemen, uitleg en gerelateerde woorden.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 1. Aspen is a pioneer species, moving into open areas quite readily. As the photos below indicate, Aspens love heavy sunlight and they develop there in pure stands. Gradually, however, conifers (which establish themselves best in shade), grow, shade out young Aspens, and produce pure conifer forests. AUTHORSHIP AND CITATION : Howar Janet L. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Salicaceae (Willow Family).
The bark of young trunks is similar to the pale greenish white color of other members of this genus. When the trees reach a large size the older bark splits repeatedly and becomes furrowed and dark gray, although many stands are cut before they reach .
Populus tremuloides Michx. Photograph click to collapse contents. View all photos for this taxon. Map click to expand contents. Class – Dicots – Dicotyledoneae.
Image Copyright and Usage Information. The bark of quaking aspen is smooth and light gray to grayish green, with darker horizontal striations (lenticels). In older trees, the bark can develop dark furrows, especially towards the bottom of . Clonal aspen groves develop rapidly following fires and other disturbances and may quickly decay in their absence as infections are transmitted through the connecting root system. Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA.
POP-yu-lus trem-yu-low-EYE-deez). Names: Quaking Aspen is sometimes called Trembling Aspen. All of its names refer to how the leaves will quiver with the slightest breeze.
Relationships: There are about . A tall, fast growing tree, usually 20ndashmetres 66ndashft at maturity, with a trunk 20ndashcentimetres 7. We grow aspen using a Northern Idaho seed source. We have found that trees from this source have a resistance to black spot, a fungal disease that plagues aspen trees. Growers who had given up growing aspen in the wet Willamette Valley, Oregon now have aspen they are proud to . Leaves are alternate, simple, single toothe and triangle shaped.
Of all the native trees in North America, quaking aspen has the greatest distribution. In grows from northern Alaska to Labrador and south into Mexico. It thrives on a wide variety of sites, from shallow . The bark is white with black rings and scars, and the oval leaves flutter in the wind. The stalk to the leaf (petiole) is flattened and thus allows for the characteristic flutter.
Photos and information about Minnesota flora – Quaking Aspen: alternate simple leaves, 1¼ to inches long with an abrupt tapering tip, and flat stalk.