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(I have a thing for aspen trunks...)

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boreal_owl
Sep. 19th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Aspens have white bark similar to the white pine we have in Canada. I was wondering whether they were the same kind of tree with different names, but the pine has needle-like leaves.
olmue
Sep. 20th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
I had no idea there were pines with that kind of bark! How beautiful. :) But yes, they are completely different trees--aspens have lovely leaves that look like golden coins and fall off in the fall, plus, a whole grove is actually a single organism, where the roots spread out and come up as new trees. Which is the price you pay when you landscape them into your yard. :/
robinellen
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Yes -- we have aspen sprouting up all over our yard (and the entire neighborhood, really). The largest organism on earth is here in Colorado -- an aspen grove (though all stemming from one, um...heart?) somewhere in the central Rockies, I believe.
robinellen
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Birch trees also have a similar bark, I believe (I've not seen them in person, just heard them described). Aspen are related to ash trees and cottonwood trees -- all native to Colorado :)
anabelgonzalez
Sep. 19th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
We don't get to see many aspens here but they are beautiful.
robinellen
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think they're only indigenous to a few places...but I also like other deciduous trees which we don't have here.
olmue
Sep. 20th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
I love them, too! (Except they are a mess in yards...)
robinellen
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Yes, as I said above -- our yard suffers ;)
olmue
Sep. 20th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
Ours too! But they are so pretty, I mostly don't mind. :)
sheela_chari
Sep. 20th, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Did you go hunting for this scene, or is it in your backyard?
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