Peter Harding's picture

Line of Aspen

Observed: 7th June 2013 By: Peter Harding
Dead leaves
Dying & dead leaves
Line of Aspen

Line of semi-mature trees planted in grass paddock.

  • Marssinina of Poplar (Marssinina brunnea)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Rachy Ramone's picture


Looks more like Populus alba (White Poplar), from what I can see of the sad, wilting foliage: Aspen leaves are almost round, with "cookie cutter" edges.

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lavateraguy's picture

Aspen leaves aren't white below either ...

... unless this was artifact of the disease.

I'd wonder if it was Populus canescens.

The fastigate habit doesn't help - there are fastigate cultivars of P. alba ('Pyramidalis'), P. canescens ('Tower') and P. tremula ('Erecta').