The Salicaceae Family includes several notable genres of trees including the Poplar, Aspen, Willow and Cottonwood.
Aspen groves are always a favorite subject of photographers. Aspen have a unique ability to glisten. The aspen leaves turn a bright yellow in the Fall. Usually an entire colony will change color at the same time making for uniform colors or defined splotches of color on mountainsides.
Cottonwoods are a fast growing tree. They are noted for their ability to survive in extremely hot dry climates. You will often find lone groves of Cottonwood growing along watering holes of the desert.
- Trees (40 pictures) Most members of the Salicaceae Family are considered trees.
- Alpine Loop (101 pictures) The Alpine Loop around Mount Timpanogos brings the traveler through an intriguing grove of Aspen that contrasts with the towering mountains.
- Big Cottonwood Canyon (161 pictures) Big Cottonwood Canyon was named for a tree at the base of the canyon during the days of the pioneers.