Quaking aspens, (Populus tremuloides,) propagate primarily by coming up from the roots, forming clone colonies. Each tree that comes up will be genetically the same as the others, and all trees that are connected by the same root system are considered one organism. The largest one is named Pando, and he is thought to be the largest living organism in the world, with a weight of about 6 million kilograms.

Quaking aspens, (Populus tremuloides,) propagate primarily by coming up from the roots, forming clone colonies. Each tree that comes up will be genetically the same as the others, and all trees that are connected by the same root system are considered one organism. The largest one is named Pando, and he is thought to be the largest living organism in the world, with a weight of about 6 million kilograms.

Pando quaking aspen trees white poplar clone colony

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    Someday I will see Pando.
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