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Available in white, yellow, green, orange, and gray, the aspen tree is one eye-catching sight anywhere you turn!
It's prevalent all over North America, mostly in the form of quaking aspen and big-tooth aspen. Interestingly, this species also has a cousin called European aspen, found in parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa.
These trees have many distinctive features and various uses, one of which is acting as a habitat for creatures like beavers, black bears, and rodents. It's an avenue of nutrition for elk and deer. Read on for more fun facts on aspen!
Perhaps the most fascinating tidbit about aspen trees is how it exists in the collective. Aspens have a 'root system' that exists underground, basically operating as its main life force. This root system is connected to multiple individual trees, all of which together make what is known as a 'stand'.
As with many other woodland trees, aspen trees are also wonderful natural resources with different uses.
Aspens are found in a lot of places, like parks and woods, including your backyard. To get rid of those pesky little shoots, you have to inject a dose of herbicide directly into their trunk. This way, their root system gets nullified and you can pull out the whole plant without worrying about regeneration or seeds spreading everywhere.
Aspens are aggressively growing trees due to the diversity of environments and climates they can survive in and the pace at which it spreads. Aspen grows very quickly through seeds and roots sprouting, often without deliberate intention.
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