About This Plant

Aspen trees (Populus tremuloides) are known for their distinctive fluttering leaves, native to North America. They often grow in clusters connected by a single root system. Aspen bark is smooth and pale greyish-white. These trees grow quickly and adapt to different soils, serving as vital habitat and food sources for wildlife. They symbolize renewal and are cherished for their beauty and ecological significance.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves are simple, roundish, and have a finely toothed margin. They are usually about 2 to 3 inches in diameter and are light green in colour. One of the distinctive features of this tree is the flattened leaf stalks that cause the leaves to tremble or quake in the slightest breeze.

Produce

Aspen trees are dioecious, meaning individual trees are either male or female. In spring, male trees produce catkins (pendulous flower clusters) that release pollen, while female trees produce smaller catkins that eventually develop into capsules containing numerous tiny seeds.