Original Fine Art Photography by Donna Kennedy…
Photographed in Fishlake National Forest, Central Utah-Edited in Topaz Studio
Of course we know the foliage on Autumn Aspens are only green, yellow or gold, but in our dreams anything is possible.. The first thing that came to my mind when I looked at this grove was these two trees have freckles, so therefore the title :)
Aspens stand 40-70 feet in height, with a smooth white trunk 1-2 feet in diameter. The tree is deciduous, with leaves that are rounded and shine bright green until they turn yellow in the fall. Two-inch catkins flower in very early spring, producing small narrow cones that split to release copious amounts of tiny, cottony seeds that are dispersed by the wind. Reproduction, however, is almost entirely vegetative, with suckers sprouting from existing root systems, the Aspen is a Clone. The Quaking Aspen is named for its leaves, which shake easily in even a gentle breeze and produce a fluttering sound with only the slightest provocation.
Fishlake National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in central Utah. The namesake for the forest is Fish Lake, the largest freshwater mountain lake in the state.
Established in 1907, the forest covers 1.5 million acres and is split into four districts. The forest lies in parts of nine counties.
Pando, a clonal quaking aspen stand, that, according to sources, is the oldest (80,000 years) and largest (106 acres, 13 million pounds) organism on Earth, is located in the Fremont River Ranger District of the National Forest, 1 mile southwest of Fish Lake on Utah route 25.
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January 10th, 2019
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