Quaking Aspen

Arbor walk #109, TreeKeeper ID #5736

This tree is in the Salicaceae family and is native to Missouri; also being recognized as the widest geographical distribution 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. The Quaking Aspen gets its name due to its trembling leaves, due to its flattened, flexible petioles.

Common NameQuaking Aspen
Latin NamePopulus tremuloides
Indigenous Name(s) 
Cultivar/Variety NE Arb
Commercial Name Praire Gold

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