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Salicaceae -- Willow family

    Paul R. Laidly

    Bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata), also  called largetooth aspen, poplar, or popple, is medium-sized  deciduous hardwood tree of north eastern North America. It is  short lived but grow rapidly, especially the first 30 years, on  sandy upland soils and flood plains. Easily reproduced from seed  or sucker shoots, it quickly reforests disturbed site where it  builds soil and protects seedlings of slower growing species. The  soft, light-colored wood is us& mostly for paper pulp.  Wildlife use the foliage, twigs and buds as food.


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Paul R. Laidly

Source: Silvics of North America

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