Quaking Aspen

Arbor walk #109, TreeKeeper ID #5736

The Quaking Aspen gets its name due to its trembling leaves, which are caused by the tree’s flattened, flexible petioles. This tree is in the Salicaceae (Willow) family and is native to Missouri; it is also recognized as having the widest geographical distribution of any tree in North America. This is a deciduous tree with narrow and rounded crown. The leaves are light green and smooth with its leaves turning to golden yellow in fall. A distinct feature of the ‘NE Arb’ cultivar is its white bark. This species has a long lifespan, with most living well over one hundred years.

Common NameQuaking Aspen
Latin NamePopulus tremuloides
Indigenous Name(s) 
Cultivar/Variety ‘NE Arb’
Commercial NamePRAIRIE GOLD

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