Aspens in Aspen
|Copyright: karen abel (kabel)
|Date Taken: 2011-05-20|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-11-17 8:18|
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|"Populus tremuloides" is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America. The species is referred to as Quaking Aspen, Trembling Aspen, and Quakies, names deriving from its leaves which flutter in the breeze. The tree-like plant has tall trunks, up to 25 metres, with smooth pale bark, scarred with black. The glossy green leaves, dull beneath, become golden to yellow, rarely red, in autumn. The species rarely flowers, often propagating through its roots to form large groves.(Wikipedia)|
Aspen bark contains a substance that was extracted by Native Americans and the pioneers of the American West as a quinine substitute.(Wikipedia)
The leaves of the Quaking Aspen serve as food for caterpillars of various Lepidoptera.
Aspen wood is used for paper products, matches and furniture.
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- [2011-12-03 18:31]
I thought they were eyes! great tree and good info. Maybe you can try to take away the tree of the right just to leave the other two alone... but this is just a suggestion.