quaking aspen

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quak·ing aspen

A North American deciduous tree (Populus tremuloides) having broadly ovate, finely toothed leaves with flattened petioles, which quiver in a light breeze.
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quak′ing as′pen

an aspen, Populus tremuloides, with heart-shaped leaves that tremble in the wind.
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Noun1.quaking aspen - Old World aspen with a broad much-branched crownquaking aspen - Old World aspen with a broad much-branched crown; northwestern Europe and Siberia to North Africa
aspen - any of several trees of the genus Populus having leaves on flattened stalks so that they flutter in the lightest wind
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About a dozen tree species are found in these areas although the only ones to reach tree size are tamarack, white and black spruce, balsam poplar, quaking aspen and Alaska paper birch.
"In an area where spruce and fir mingle with quaking aspen, in a cool shady well-watered place, I discover a blue columbine, rarest and loveliest of mountain flowers." Inspired, he unfolds a pocketknife and carves "something appropriate" (he doesn't say what) in the bark of the nearest aspen.
Quaking aspen, Pando's iconic species, was named Utah's State Tree in 2014 and, among numerous values, is considered a staple of scenic montane landscapes in the American West.
I'd crawled around in high-desert habitat, chased mule deer in foothill alfalfa fields and bugled to elk in quaking aspen thickets--all the while greatly enamored by such pursuits.
Together, as part of a pack trip that began north of Bishop, California, USA at Rock Creek Pack Station, we threaded through forests of lodgepole pine and quaking aspen into a world of jutting peaks, clear lakes, clean air, gullible trout and a few mosquitoes.
Quaking aspen, Populus tremula L., as well as many other poplar species, demonstrates a mixed genetic structure when a natural stand represents a combination of trees derived from seeds able to spread by wind for long distances and root suckers responsible for fast regeneration of the best genotypes within a stand, usually after logging or fire [1].
Still, he'd had the fortitude to lie down in a jumble of boulders and thick quaking aspen trees and hold tight as a canny old whitetail buck until I almost stepped on him.
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Pronghorns actually have to pass by stands of quaking aspen, and when you combine that with tall sagebrush, creeks and hills, you have a recipe to close the distance on one of nature's sharpest-eyed creatures.
Mountain ash had the largest (1.7 [+ or -] 1.4 g) and quaking aspen the smallest bite size (0.3 [+ or -] 0.2 g) under closed canopy in summer.
The goal of this research is to examine the effect of greenhouses gases (C[O.sub.2] and [O.sub.3]) on the frequency and intensity of scale infestation of quaking aspen (P.