Celebrating Arbor Day

Celebrating Arbor Day

We ♥ Aspen Bark

In honor of Arbor Day, we at Stemology would like to celebrate one tree in particular that is close to our heart – The Aspen.

Aspen wood is white and soft, but fairly strong. It is most notable for its uses in making matches and paper. Shredded aspen wood is also used for packing and stuffing materials. Aspen bark is also popular animal bedding material since it lacks phenols, which are thought to cause respiratory ailments in animals. Aspen trees are native to cold regions with cool summers, and are able to survive forest fires as their roots are below the heat of the fire, which allows new sprouts to grow after the fire burns out! Pretty amazing tree, huh?

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