Populus tremuloides - Quaking Aspen

Quaking Aspen
Populus tremuloides

With widespread distribution, the quaking aspen carries great importance in both human and ecological uses. Some uses include fire breaks, wood products, and a future source for biofuels. Biofuel use potential is due to its rapid growth rate and a zero net atmospheric carbon increase when used because the carbon released was originally acquired from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.