Genus Populus, L. (Aspen, Poplar)
Leaves - simple; alternate; edge finely and rather sharply toothed. Outline - egg-shape. Apex - taper-pointed. Base - rounded. Leaf/Stem - nearly smooth, the lower half rounded, the upper part only slightly flattened. Leaf/Bud - in the spring is large and yellow, and covered with a fragrant gum (as, to some extent, are the buds of most of the poplars). Leaf - four to six inches long; when young, yellowish above, becoming bright green; whitish, and “net-veined” below; smooth. Found - in Northern New England, Central Michigan, and Minnesota, and far northward. General Information - A tree sixty to seventy feet high, with very light and soft wood.
Keywordsleaf, trees of northeast America, trees of northeast United States, tree with simple leaves, leaves alternate, edge toothed
Newhall, Charles S. The Trees of North-Eastern America (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1900) 93