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|Species: Populus grandidentata
Bigtooth aspen trees grow up to 60’ tall. Their bark is smooth, brown-yellow, with shallow furrows.
Their leaves are alternate and simple. They are 2-6" long and rounded with long flattened leafstalks. The leaves are coarse-toothed, making them easy to distinguish between others in this genus.
Habitat & Range
Bigtooth aspen’s range reaches across the Northeastern United States and Great Lakes region. They prefer sandy soils.
This tree produces cottony seeds in a cluster of green capsules.
Featured image by James Dake.