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Bigtooth aspen

Bigtooth aspen
Bigtooth aspen

Bigtooth aspen
Populus grandidentata

Bigtooth aspen gets its common name from its leaf that features very conspicuous rounded teeth on the edges (grandidentata for “large teeth”). Its bark is thin, smooth, and light-gray to green on younger trees and upper parts of older trees. Near the base of older trees, the bark is dark brown with a tint of red and measures up to an inch in thickness. Its soft, light-colored wood is used for pulpwood.

Bigtooth aspen leaves are 2 to 3 inches wide, roundish, pointed, and dark green in color on the upper surface with lighter green below.

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