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Aspen tree gift
A species of poplar with beautiful, shimmering foliage


 
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Aspen (Populus tremula) is a species of poplar with beautiful, shimmering foliage and pretty catkins in early late winter / early spring.

Our Aspen tree gift makes a great gift for a 5th wedding anniversary as something wooden is the traditional gift choice to celebrate 5 years of marriage. Read more ...

What's in the box?

Your tree gift will be approx. 20 - 80cm tall. It comes packaged in a jute drawstring bag, with a gift card containing your personal message and a tree planting guide to show you how to give your tree a healthy start to its life.

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We can only send tree gifts to UK mainland addresses.

If you want to send a gift internationally, please consider our TREE DEDICATIONS.

Order before 12 noon and your tree gifts will be despatched the same day (Monday to Friday).
Only £17.99

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Product Code: ASPEN-TREE-GIFT

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Description

Aspen (Populus tremula) is a species of poplar native to the UK.

It has beautiful, shimmering foliage and pretty catkins in early late winter / early spring.


Characteristics

Aspen normally reach heights of up to 25 metres tall and the branches spread out as much as 8 metres.

The bark of the Aspen is greyish, at first it is smooth and shining, later it is rough and becoming fissured towards the base of the trunk.

The leaves are almost circular 2.5 - 6 cm with shallow rounded teeth, young leaves are coppery, before turning green, and then yellow or red in autumn.

Wind-pollinated flowers appear in February - March in red-purple dropping catkins, with male and female being borne on different trees. The small fruits open to allow tiny seeds with tufts of hair to disperse by wind.


Uses

Aspen wood is white, soft, lightweight but fairly strong. It's been used to make oars and paddles. It's not very flammable and is often used to make matches and paper. When the wood is shredded it can be used for packaging and animal bedding.


Mythology and symbolism
The Greek name for Aspen is Aspis, which means shield, and was one of the many traditional uses of its wood.

In Celtic mythology, it was believed that the visual effect of an aspen tree shimmering in the wind was the tree communicating between this world and the next.


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