One day, hiking around in Mazama, Washington, I found myself in the midst of a "forest" of Aspen. It was an odd feeling, as if I were intruding upon someone's personal space. It so struck me that I came home and did these three pieces.
Aspen is considered to be an Indicator of Ancient Woodlands.
*Clonal Colony is a group of genetically identical individuals that have grown in a given location, all originating from a single ancestor.
*A group of 47,000 Quaking Aspen clones in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah, is sometimes considered the world's largest organism by mass, covering 110 acres.
I think that qualifies this tree to have some magic, at least.
*from Widipedia, the free encyclopedia
** "Aspen", "Aspen II", "Aspen III", oil pastels, each 23x21" Kathleen Faulkner