Golden Aspens

November 12, 2006


Provided by: Erich Hernandez-Baquero
Summary authors & editors: Erich Hernandez-Baquero, Jim Foster

Whereas the reds of the sugar maple reign supreme in the eastern U.S. during autumn, the golden glow of aspens dominate the fall colors of western landscapes. This brightly-colored medley of aspen trees illustrates the influence and beauty of seasonal changes. Aspen groves are actually a single living organism sharing the same genetic material -- they're effectively clones. Their roots sprout in numerous directions, eventually forming groves, which are especially conspicuous in fall.

Related Links: