A deciduous tree growing up to 80 feet tall with ideal moisture and suitable exposure, staying between 20 and 30 feet with marginal moisture. Found throughout the Western United States where adequate moisture is present. Prefers planting sites that are moist most of the year, will only tolerate drier soils at the expense of reduced vigor and growth as mentioned above. Used as both an ornamental and conservation species, Aspen show off changing leaf color throughout the year while branches provide nesting for many bird species. Its roots are also a good soil stabilizer along streams and other bodies of water.