Trembling aspen grow all across Canada except in Nunavut. They grow up to 20 metres tall and can live from 70 to 100 years. The tree is useful to the forest because it protects soil from erosion. The tree flowers in May. The flower is called a catkin. The catkin contains hundreds of seeds.
The wood from the tree is used to make furniture, boxes, crates and plywood.
Deer, moose and woodpeckers can damage the bark of the trees.
Here are three interesting facts about the trembling aspen. It is one of the first trees to grow after a forest fire. It is sometimes called a quaking aspen. The bark is pale green and does not peel.
By Brandon and Sarah
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