Big-Toothed Aspen (Populus grandidentata)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Poplars . . . ] Forest Type: Boreal
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: Typically in pure stands or mixed with Quaking Aspen, in clustered groves; often colonizing burned or clear-cut areas and growing quickly and thickly; growing in northeastern North America.
Stature: 30-70 feet high; to 2 feet in diameter; with a rounded crown; branches slender.
Leaves: Semi-oval, with a blunt point; 2-4 inches across; green, turning yellow in fall; with fairly large, rounded-off teeth; thin; firm; stems to 2 inches long.
Bark: Thin; more or less smooth; whitish or yellowish; typically becoming furrowed for about 3 feet at the base of the trunk (see illustration).
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Cite this page as:
Kuo, M. (2003, August). Big-Toothed aspen (Populus grandidentata). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/populus_grandidentata.html