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Aspen

(ăs`pən), city (1990 pop. 5,049), alt. 7,850 ft (2,390 m), seat of Pitkin co., S central Colo., on the Roaring Fork River; founded c.1879 by silver prospectors, inc. 1881. Declining after an 1880s–90s boom, it was transformed in the 1930s into a ski resort. Affluent, cosmopolitan Aspen is now noted for its Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies and Aspen Music Festival and School (see Aspen Music FestivalAspen Music Festival,
classical music festival held annuallly each summer in Aspen, Colo. Chicagoans Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke established the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies (now the Aspen Institute) in the former silver-mining boomtown, and the Aspen Music Festival
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). The summer music festival was the progenitor (1949) of similar arts festivals throughout the mountain states. The Aspen Art Museum is housed in a building designed by Shigeru BanBan, Shigeru,
1957–, Japanese architect. After graduating (1984) from the Cooper Union School of Architecture, New York City, he established (1985) a practice in Tokyo, later adding offices in Paris and New York.
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aspen:

see willowwillow,
common name for some members of the Salicaceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of worldwide distribution, especially abundant from north temperate to arctic areas.
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aspen

related to Poplar Tree, also called “Quaking Aspen” for how it sways in the wind. Whitish bark, which contains salicylin, the natural aspirin also found in willow trees for pain relief and headaches. Inner bark tea used for colds, fever, pain, stomach problems, kidney, bladder, urinary issues, venereal disease, rheumatism, arthritis, diarrhea, worms, menstrual bleeding, anti-inflammatory.
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aspen

[′as·pən]
(botany)
Any of several species of poplars (Populus) characterized by weak, flattened leaf stalks which cause the leaves to flutter in the slightest breeze.
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aspen

any of several trees of the salicaceous genus Populus, such as P. tremula of Europe, in which the leaves are attached to the stem by long flattened stalks so that they quiver in the wind
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ASPEN

(language)
A toy language for teaching compiler construction.

["ASPEN Language Specifications", T.R. Wilcox, SIGPLAN Notices 12(11):70-87, Nov 1977].
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Aspen

(Aspen Technology, Inc., Burlington, MA, www.aspentec.com) A leading provider of smart manufacturing and supply chain management software and services for the process industries, which includes chemicals, metals and minerals, pulp and paper, electric power and consumer packaged goods. Aspen was founded in 1981 to commercialize technology developed by the Advanced System for Process Engineering (ASPEN) at MIT. From 1976 to 1981, the ASPEN project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and a group of more than 50 industrial participants, after which it went public.
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In aspen trees the whitish, chalky "bark" you see is actually the tree's phloem layer which is alive.
We only had to fell a few aspen trees to create the space for our cabin.
It follows that the paucity of aspen tree regeneration in YNP during the 20th century is not necessarily a major departure from "natural" conditions.
The evenings were beautiful amid the white trunks of the aspen trees as the late sun colored the sky purple.
Caption: Aspen trees. White powder from the bark of these trees has been used by Native Americans in the United States as a sunscreen.
To make it a Colorado-themed quilt, she used blue in honor of the sky and mountain lakes, gold for the aspen trees, and a tiny floral print to represent wildflowers.
Treatment rooms are named after an identifying graphic on the wall, such, as "Aspen" (with an image of Aspen trees in vivid colors superimposed on a woman's body) and "Paris" (represented by an image of the Eiffel Tower), and infused with contrasting black- apd-white accents, sparkling chandeliers, and vibrantly patterned furniture and rugs.
It is just a few feet off the ground but high enough to give the sensation that you are floating through plantings that include groves of aspen trees, an unusual sight in the East.
As police tried to keep order, fist fights broke out in verdant downtown parks fringed with aspen trees and dotted with plaques honoring Portland's founders and veterans.
The name comes from "wavering tree" - possibly a reference to aspen trees which are still common in the area, from the Old English "waefre" and "treow".
Visit the North Rim on the lofty Kaibab Plateau where you can hike trails that are lined with golden-leaved aspen trees. Facilities on the North Rim, which is 425 kilometers east of Las Vegas, close seasonally in mid-October.
to include sunlight and wind, and the aspen trees which gleam and