Aspen Clones

Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 30, 2014


As the last of the trees lose their leaves, I always wonder why some trees keep their leaves for so long. I wondered even more when I saw a group of Aspen trees all keeping some of their leaves. This is because Aspen trees have interconnected root systems. It is common for Aspen trees near each other to behave in a similar way, in this case losing their leaves at the same time.

– Grace Theisen