First read all a out the aspen tree here, then try to complete the word search below.
- Aspen is the most widespread tree in the northern hemisphere. Is it common or rare in Scotland?
- Aspen is the favourite food of what large aquatic mammal?
- Aspen rarely flowers and sets seed. When it does the flowers and seeds form a clusters called c_______?
- Aspen multiplies by sending up new shoots from its spreading roots. What is the name of these shoots? S________
- The shoots mature to form a stand of genetically identical trees which are called c_________.
- The leaves of the aspen quiver in the wind. This is reflected in its latin name which is Populus t_________.
- Aspen trees are home to many rare small plants and animals. What scientific term which means “the variety of life”?Bi__________
- Name four things that aspen wood is good for making.name for aspen?
- What is the old gaelic name for aspen? E________
- Aspen represents the letter “E” in the Celtic tree alphabet and in O____________ inscriptions used during the Dark Ages.
- The biggest organism on Earth is an aspen clone in North America which has 40,000 stems and weighs nearly 6000 tonnes. What is its name? P________
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