The quaking aspen is the glory of autumn. It is most abundant in the American West, where it grows the tallest and where the autumn splendour of its leaves is most brilliant. Glowing in all shades of gold, the leaves flutter incessantly in the wind because of their uniquely flattened stems. In addition to its leaves, which were once a magical, medical cure, its bark, like the willow, contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. But its true beauty is against the background of evergreens, spruces and pines where the golden flames of the aspen light the surrounding hills.
Materials: The Quaking Aspen leaves are cast in bronze.
Measures: 6.5" L