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Aspen Clone

Aspen Clone

Hiking the Acorn Creek Trail in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Aspens grow in large clonal colonies, derived from a single seedling, and spread by means of root suckers. New stems in the colony may appear at up to 98-131 ft (30-40 m) from the parent tree. Each individual tree can live for 40-150 years above ground, but the root system of the colony is long-lived, and in some cases, estimated to have lived as long as 80,000 years.

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