The setting sun highlights the changing colors of aspen leaves in the South Hills near Hansen, Idaho, in October 2010. Eastern Idaho’s aspens, once estimated to cover 40 percent of eastern Idaho’s forested areas, have declined by 60 percent in the past 100 years, said Aren Eddingsaas, chairman of the science and technology committee for the Eastern Idaho Aspen Working Group and a wildlife biologist for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe.
Aug. 10, 2014 in City, Region on Page B10
IDAHO FALLS – Groves of aspen – tall, skinny trees with telltale white bark and fluttering, glossy leaves – are unmistakable in eastern Idaho. But look for the cone-shaped tops …