Do You Know What The Largest Living Organism On Earth Is?

Do You Know What The Largest Living Organism On Earth Is?

When we ski in Colorado and I admire the beauty of the white Aspen trees that fan across the mountains, I remember this fascinating fact.  The Quaking Aspen Tree is the largest living organism on earth. Each individual tree is connected to the next by the root system underground, and each tree shares the same DNA.  That fact just grounds me to the natural beauty of this landscape. The largest organism is an Aspen colony called Pando  located in Utah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Elizabeth, when I saw the title of your latest blog, I guessed that you were going to explain that it was a clump of aspen trees, all sharing the same DNA. It was our mutual friend, Lester Crain, who first enlightened me about this happenstance. We were also driving in Aspen. I love the photograph of the trees, against a backdrop created by the graduated blue sky.

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