Sunrise at the Swervy Curvys
Deep in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, an old stand of Quaking Aspens (Populus tremuloides) grows on a hillside. Their unusual curvy shape is likely due to a heavy burden of snow pressing down on the base of the trees when they were just saplings, forcing them to curve in this manner. These curved aspens are likely all part of the same root clone.
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