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Vertical Aspens

This view of the aspens gives us an idea of how high these trees can grow. Quaking aspens are this continent’s most widely distributed tree, and are one of its most colorful. Aspens are the world’s most massive individual organism, and also the oldest. Aspens reproduce through suckering — the process whereby an individual aspen stem sprouts new stems, but belongs to a single aspen, giving the trees ability to reach enormous dimensions and longevity.

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