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A look up into the branching of Audubon Native Quaking Aspen, outright branching with green teardrop shaped leaves and showy white bark, surrounded by pictures of birds
Five large Audubon Quaking Aspen trees in the forest, showing off their snow white bark and bright green leaves
Native Quaking Aspen tree on white
Several Audubon Native Quaking Aspen Treelings planted in a landscape, teardrop shaped leaves with a bright yellow fall color and white bark
Close up of Audubon Native Quaking Aspen Treeling leaves, teardrop shaped, yellow fall color with an orangish stem on a light brown branch
Native Regions map for Quaking Aspen
Baltimore Oriole
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
A look up into the branching of Audubon Native Quaking Aspen, outright branching with green teardrop shaped leaves and showy white bark, surrounded by pictures of birds
Five large Audubon Quaking Aspen trees in the forest, showing off their snow white bark and bright green leaves
Native Quaking Aspen tree on white
Several Audubon Native Quaking Aspen Treelings planted in a landscape, teardrop shaped leaves with a bright yellow fall color and white bark
Close up of Audubon Native Quaking Aspen Treeling leaves, teardrop shaped, yellow fall color with an orangish stem on a light brown branch
Native Regions map for Quaking Aspen
Baltimore Oriole
Yellow Rumped Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren

SUNSHINE YELLOW FALL LEAVES ILLUMINATE AGAINST THE SNOW WHITE BARK

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: chickadees, tanagers, orioles, warblers, and wrens

  • Green, teardrop shaped leaves turn a brilliant golden yellow in fall
  • Stunningly pure white bark as the tree matures
  • Plant this fast growing, hardy shade tree near your outdoor seating areas for all to enjoy
  • Nicknamed 'nut-kie-e'or 'noisy leaf' by the Onondage people, due to the gentle quaking sound it makes in the wind
  • Host plant for a wide range of insects, which attract an array of birds
  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 2-6
    • Mature Height: 40-50' tall
    • Mature Width: 20-30' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 20-30' apart

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    SUNSHINE YELLOW FALL LEAVES ILLUMINATE AGAINST THE SNOW WHITE BARK

    FEATURES:

    May Benefit & Attract: chickadees, tanagers, orioles, warblers, and wrens

    • Green, teardrop shaped leaves turn a brilliant golden yellow in fall
    • Stunningly pure white bark as the tree matures
    • Plant this fast growing, hardy shade tree near your outdoor seating areas for all to enjoy
    • Nicknamed 'nut-kie-e'or 'noisy leaf' by the Onondage people, due to the gentle quaking sound it makes in the wind
    • Host plant for a wide range of insects, which attract an array of birds
    • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
    • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment
    • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 2-6
      • Mature Height: 40-50' tall
      • Mature Width: 20-30' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
      • Spacing: 20-30' apart

      Why plant Audubon® Native Quaking Aspen Treeling?

      Is there anything prettier than a Quaking Aspen on a sunny summer’s day, its leaves twirling and dancing in the wind? Perhaps it is the sight of songbirds hopping from branch to branch, feeding in the fluttering canopy! Quaking Aspen hosts a vast array of insects that birds love. Chickadees, tanagers, orioles, warblers, and wrens get valuable nourishment from the caterpillars and other insects they find there. When nesting, birds bring home much of that bounty to their ever-hungry young. Have the most beautiful bird feeder on the block with this splendid native tree!

      Quaking Aspen, a.k.a. “White Poplar,” or “Popple,” is North America’s most wide-ranging tree and can be found from coast to coast and from Northern Canada all the way down to the mountains of Central Mexico. This remarkable tree rarely gains new ground by seed, however. Aspen spreads by sending out suckers, which pop up to produce new trees. These trees are all connected by one root system and are genetically identical, so each “colony” is technically a single organism. The largest colony, “Pando” (Latin for “I spread”), in Utah, covers an area the size of 80 football fields! Scientists estimate that the Pando colony has been growing for 80,000 years.

      How to use Audubon® Native Quaking Aspen Treeling in the landscape?

      This native tree belongs to the Willow family, and like Willows it’s a great tree for a wildlife-friendly garden. Quaking Aspen feeds many species of butterflies, including the beautiful viceroy. The viceroy’s orange and black markings mimic those of the iconic monarch, thus fooling predators into thinking it tastes as bad as the toxic monarch butterfly.

      Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

      Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

      What is the definition of Native?

      “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

      Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

      Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 2-6

      How To Plant Audubon® Native Quaking Aspen Treeling

      Because of its unusual growing habit, Quaking Aspen is probably a little different from other trees you may have grown. To keep it as a single specimen tree, you must be careful to never damage the bark, and you must keep the roots cool with a layer of mulch. Otherwise, the suckering mechanism kicks in. You can keep suckers under control by mowing, though letting them spring up and form a grove is nice, too. Quaking Aspen laughs at cold weather (it grows where temperatures drop below -50°F!), but it isn’t crazy about the hot, humid summers of the Southeast. Plant it in a sunny site with well-drained soil for best results.

      How To Water

      Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

      How To Fertilize

      Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

      How To Prune

      A young tree may need a little extra support to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. Stake your new Treeling with a 6-8 foot tall wood or bamboo stake. Use expandable ties that will stretch as the tree grows, fastening the stake to the main trunk from the base to the top. Check the ties every few months, at least twice a year; ensuring the ties are not digging into the trunk. If there is any sign of this, take the tie off and reattach it, giving the tree more room to grow.

      As your tree grows, remove a few of the lower branches each year in mid to late summer. Remove these lower branches before they reach 1/2 inch in diameter. It is better to make small cuts to avoid cutting a large, more mature branch - this is too stressful for the tree. Each year, make any corrective pruning needed, paying particular attention to removing damaged branches, rubbing branches, multiple leaders at the top, or suckers at the base. Limit any pruning to no more than 25% of the branching structure in a given year. Pruning benefits the tree and helps to achieve a balanced tree form.

      After two or three years you can feel free to remove the stake from the tree.

      How Does Shipping Work?

      Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

      How Does Sizing Work?

      The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

      Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

      All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

      See the size guides below.

      How Trees are Shipped
      Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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      Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

      - Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

      - Phone: 866-873-3888

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