This tree is in the Salicaceae family and is native to Missouri; also being recognized as the widest geographical distribution tree in North America.
|Name||Quaking Aspen ‘NE Arb’|
|Latin Name||Populus tremuloides ‘NE Arb’
|Color of Leaf||Light green, smooth, golden yellow in fall|
|Shape of Leaf||Alternate, simple, 1-3″ wide, oval to nearly round with serrated margins|
|Color of Flower||Green-gray|
|Shape of Flower||Non-showy, dioecious, male and female separate catkins|
|Fruit Characteristics||Drooping cluster of capsules with many seeds inside|
|Bark Characteristics||Young is grayish-white and smooth, mature is grayish-white and furrowed with darker areas|
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 Prairie Gold cultivar is its white bark. This species has a long lifespan, with most living well over one hundred years. The Quaking Aspen gets its name due to its trembling leaves, due to its flattened, flexible petioles.