Trembling Aspen

Populus tremuloides
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: qw’i’qw’iyulushulhp
  • Description: Deciduous tree growing up to 25 m, spreading via underground roots. Blue-green leaves borne on flattened petioles shimmer in the wind, turn bright yellow in fall.
  • Habitat: Moist forests, swamps, meadows, and floodplains.
  • Pair with: Red alder, black cottonwood, willows, thimbleberry, Pacific ninebark.
  • Fun Fact: This beautiful tree can form colonies by spreading through underground roots, allowing it to take advantage of disturbances like wildfires and floods. It is uncommon on Galiano, largely restricted to swamps and depressions.

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