White Trunk Tree / by Lindsey Glover

A white trunk aspen tree grows in the steep embankment of the gorge at Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, NY. The north side of the gorge receives more sunlight than the south side. For this reason, deciduous trees grow here, while on the opposite side (from where I am standing), evergreen, confiners and hemlocks are more common. While hiking the trail in late May, this tree caught my eye because of its distinction among the chaos of greenery.