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Bigtooth Aspen

A Bigtooth Aspen The leaf of a Bigtooth aspen
A Bigtooth Aspen
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The leaf of a Bigtooth aspen
G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Populus grandidenta

Range: eastern North America 
Height: 30 to 60 ft
Form: narrow, round-topped 
Type: deciduous tree 
Leaves: 2 to 3.5 inches long

Bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata), also called largetooth aspen, poplar, or popple, is medium-sized deciduous hardwood tree of north eastern North America. It is short lived but grow rapidly, especially the first 30 years, on sandy upland soils and flood plains. Easily reproduced from seed or sucker shoots, it quickly reforests disturbed site where it builds soil and protects seedlings of slower growing species. The soft, light-colored wood is us& mostly for paper pulp. Wildlife use the foliage, twigs and buds as food.