Aspen (Populus spp.) vs Birch (Betula spp.)
White bark - not peely White bark - peels
Bark stays white Bark turns dark w/ age
Scars look like eyes Scars always horizontal
Leaves rounder, finely toothed Leaves more ovate and serrated
Grow up to 80 feet Grow up to 50 feet
Completely different genus'. Birch trees are seeded individuals.
Aspens are clones in a single rooted colony. The heaviest living
organism on earth, and one of the oldest, is an Aspen colony in
Utah, known as Pando. It is estimated to be over 80,000 years old.
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