Populus tremuloides, AKA quaking aspen, is a fast-growing, suckering tree that prefers moist, well-drained soils in full sun, however it grows wild in soils ranging from rocky, at high mountain elevations to clay or sandy loams at lower elevations, and tolerates part sun. It reaches heights of 30-50' and is tremendously valuable to wildlife, supporting the larvae of 367 species of lepidoptera, including the great ash sphinx, eastern tiger swallowtail, and Viceroy butterflies, as well as a whole host of other insects. It is an important food supply and building material for beavers. Even the fallen leaves are readily eaten by deer in fall and early winter - it's a deer magnet - you'll need to fence it sturdily.

Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides



    1655 N County Road 605, Sunbury, OH 43074

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