Friday, December 5, 2014
Oil 24" x 18"
This aspen painting is from the same grove as the last post. I've written about aspens in past posts and am writing about them again. Aspens usually grow in large clonal colonies, coming from the same seedling. They spread by way of root suckers. New trees in a colony my shoot up over 100 feet away from the parent tree. Aspens can live from 40 - 150 years above ground. the root system can last longer. Aspen groves are able to survive forest fires because the roots are below the heat of the fire.