Last year I missed the Aspens turn yellow, but this year I had a great experience taking pictures of them.Here is a little description of these trees. All of the aspens typically grow in large clonal colonies, derived from a single seedling, and spread by means of root suckers; new stems in the colony may appear at up to 30 to 40 m (98 to 130 ft) from the parent tree. Each individual tree can live for 40 to 50 years above ground, but the root system of the colony is long-lived. Some aspen colonies become very large with time, spreading about 1 m (3.3 ft) per year, eventually covering many hectares. They are able to survive forest fires, because the roots are below the heat of the fire, with new sprouts growing after the fire burns out.
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January 14th, 2019
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