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Katsura Tree vs. Aspen

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JimLewis, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone other than me ever notice how incredibly similar a Katsura Tree and an Aspen are to one another?

    I never really knew a lot about Katsura trees before a year ago. I have a very nice specimen in my front yard that everyone (including me) always thought was an Aspen. I even had other landscapers and landscape designers over at my house saying what a nice Aspen I had. I always assumed it was an aspen too. Then one day I hired a designer full time. And he pointed out to me that it was a Katsura. I did some research and he was correct. But dang! They are very very similar. It's difficult to tell the difference.

    How can two trees that are of a totally different species and probably native to different areas look so incredibly similar?

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