September 2017 road trip - mickmc

Photography by Mick McMurray

The Pando

The Pando

Aspen trees grow in clonal colonies sprouting as root suckers from a parent tree. This whole mountainside is called The Pando. It is 1 colony growing from a single parent tree. It was thought to be the the largest single living organism in North America but it is surpassed in size by a fungal mat in Oregon.