Thursday, October 02, 2014

Right Plant, Right Place

quaking aspen, Populous tremuloides
The right place for an aspen tree is not in your urban garden. It's here:

Leave aspen where they can thrive in cool temperatures, and moist soils.

Leave aspen where they can maintain their natural form as a large colony organism.

Leave aspen in their native habitat and let them be your siren call to explore and enjoy Colorado's great outdoors.

Clear Creek County and Park County, Colorado, September 28, 2014


dryheatblog said...

Well said in every way - nothing like seeing them where they belong. I hope nurseries will grow specimen-sized native and adapted ornamental trees, that will fulfill the same role as many think aspens should be used in.

The reddish leaf on top of the golden leaf - perfect.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Nice to hear from you, David! I agree... I'd love to see some native hawthorns in production!