The Quiz: These ‘quaking trees’ are synonymous with this state. Where are we?
Aspen trees are sometimes called quaking aspens or trembling aspens because their leaves tend to flutter even in a very light breeze. They’re Colorado’s only prevalent, native deciduous trees, covering 5 million acres or about 20% of the state’s forest land. They thrive in the cool summers of the high country of Colorado, growing at elevations above 5,000 feet. Aspens reach modest heights of around 50 feet, but they’re fast growers, spreading out quickly through a single root system in a manner similar to bamboo. Once fall arrives, aspen leaves turn brilliant shades of gold and orange, becoming a big draw for leaf peepers.
The correct answer to this quiz is Colorado.