Age of aspen clone

Ray R. Hinchman hinchman at
Fri Aug 2 18:11:21 EST 1996

In article <3200F17B.A1C at>, "Samuel M. Scheiner"
<sam.scheiner at> wrote:

> I am trying to track down a piece of botanical trivia. I recall hearing 
> about a trembling aspen stand, all a single genet, that was estimated to 
> be thousands of years old. However, I cannot find the details or the 
> original source of this claim. Can anyone help? Thanks.

The article you seek is entitled "Genetic Variation and the Natural History
of Quaking Aspen" BioScience, Vol. 46, No. 1, Jan. 1996. It describes a
quaking aspen clone that is the most massive known organism at 6 million
kilograms, and is in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, near Fish Lake. It also
has a name: Pando. Hope this helps.  Ray

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