Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Big-Toothed Aspen (Big-Toothed Poplar, Large-Toothed Aspen) (Populus grandidentata)

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June 6, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire I identified another tree! Fortunately, the leaf shape is very distinctive. The buds are supposed to be hairy, but I only found a few stray hairs on each of the buds.

The Populus genus consists of various species of Balsam Poplars, Cottonwoods and Aspens. The leaves are alternate. In most species, the leaves are twice as long as wide, tip pointed, single-toothed and veins branching irregularly near the margin. The flowers are catkins.