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Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Also known as trembling aspen.

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Summary

A Populus species with a northerly distribution across North America from coast to coast, also found farther south in mountainous areas of the West. The common name "quaking" references the striking visual effect produced when the leaves, which are lighter on the underside, rustle in the wind.

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This tentative map is based on the FHWA's ERA. This data lacks information on Canada, but also overestimates native ranges, especially around the edges, as this post explains. We have not yet reviewed or fixed this map.