quaking aspen


Definition of quaking aspen

: an aspen (Populus tremuloides) chiefly of the U.S. and Canada with small nearly circular leaves that have flattened petioles and finely serrate margins and that flutter in the slightest breeze

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Recent Examples on the Web The report focuses on species like the quaking aspen, which currently faces high mortality from heat and drought, and lodgepole pine, whose suitable range is expected to decline by as much as 90 percent by 2060. Chris Cohen, Outside Online, 11 Sep. 2014 The leaves of one quaking aspen make quite a flutter in the gentlest of wind. Richard Stenger, CNN, 10 Feb. 2022 And with nearly 50% of the visitors coming for outdoor recreation not tied to hunting, a great deal of that tourism is likely due to the changing fall colors produced by the quaking aspen. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 23 Jan. 2022 Known as Pando, the organism is a 106-acre stand of quaking aspen clones. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 30 Nov. 2021 Out most colorful tree species tend to be quaking aspen, canyon maple, scrub oak and Douglas hawthorn, often alongside the steady, dark hues of native evergreens. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Oct. 2021 There are a plethora of trees, including quaking aspen (my favorite). Kelly Cannon, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Aug. 2021 The area of the park where the hunt will take place, the North Rim, is full of tall ponderosa pine, quaking aspen trees and pools of water. Azi Paybarah New York Times, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Others, including Ohio buckeye, basswood and quaking aspen, could struggle in changing conditions. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of quaking aspen

1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Quaking aspen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaking%20aspen. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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