Never plant aspen trees near your lawn. Back in August of 2006 I blogged about aspen trees. A grove of Aspen trees can actually be just one tree because they share the same root system. The aspen is the biggest plant in the world.
The house we bought last year has three beautiful aspen trees in the front yard. Unfortunately they are trying to start a grove of aspen trees in our front grass. This summer the baby aspen trees were growing much faster than the grass.
In the picture above you can just see the baby aspens. The picture below gives you a close up.