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Picture of Trembling aspen Plant press of Trembling aspen
Trembling aspen
Populus tremuloides Michx.


Plant Description:

  • Very widespread, skinny white-barked trees growing to 30 m high
  • Pointed round-bottomed leaves that look like hearts
  • Occurs in disturbed areas
  • An early succession plant and is usually a pioneer species, found in moist areas, ravines and hollows
  • Can reproduce without seeds, using underground shoots to grow clones. This helps in the early establishment of the species in disturbed sites.
  • Tea can be made to treat liver and kidney problems and earaches
  • Beavers prefer aspens for building their homes
  • Found at Stops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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