They are gorgeous! That's definitely one tree I'd plant if I could plant any more trees in our yard :)
in this setting stunning...
for the yard .. i dont think so.. unless you have about 10 acres ...
cant tell from the pic.. but if there was a big blank space in the middle ... thats where grandpa once was.. and these are either all suckers... or seedlings ... one might call it self-groving ... though i bet there is a better word for such ....
great pic.. thanks for taking the time to post it ..
I have got quite a lot of aspen trees on my land, but I do have those 10 acres so there is a lot of space. They are making only light shadow so they are good for growing bushes under. And as the pic is showing, the fall color is spectacular
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Yes, the aspens out west are able to live somewhat longer lives than say, my state, due to the relative absence of fungal canker-forming pathogens in the drier air. But they're a beautiful site everywhere they occur.
Hug, you are mimicking nature by underplanting a stand of aspen. Here in the Lakes States, it is completely commonplace to see young spruce, pine and fir coming up under a mature stand of any one of our three main species. A natural nursery.
And sooner or later the conifers will outgrow the aspens and shade them to death. The way of nature, but I normally cut away such threathening undergrowth since I like aspens more.