The gold rush begins

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      1. Thanks PT, is it a rather small tree, it seems to b e somewhat squashed amongst some giants. I thought Aspen was a place for the greedy rich and newly famous to go flaunt their ill gotten gains.

      2. They are considered medium sized trees, ranging from 20-80 feet in height. I’d guess the ones I planted in my yard five years ago are 30-40 feet. It’s role in the forest is to be the first fast-growing tree to fill in a meadow or a burned out area. In time it will be replaced by the slower growing conifers. The town of Aspen was named after them and it is indeed a place where the rich and famous live and play.

... and that's my two cents