Our Cosmo Tree Interview with Lady Aspen
by Ava Malvino, October 16, 2017
We sat down with celebrity hardwood Lady Aspen recently in Sun Valley, ordered two tall waters, and let her dish. Just because she’s one of the most famous trees on the planet doesn’t mean her head is up in the clouds. She was the same old Aspen: Completely grounded, and frankly, one of the easiest trees we’ve ever interviewed. But then, that’s what we love about her.
Cosmo Tree: What are you looking for in a tree before you’re ready to “get serious”?
Lady Aspen: It all depends. For me it’s not just about looks. I need a tree that I really connect with mentally. Sometimes it’s all about sharing the same interests. Then again, if it’s a really cute Douglas Fir…who cares! (laughter)
Cosmo Tree: So looks matter too?
Lady Aspen: I’m not going to pretend that appearance doesn’t matter. And for me, I admit it, I want to tree that’s taller than me. I don’t want to be looking down when we get going. Eighty feet is a good height for me, since I’m seventy-two.
Cosmo Tree: What else? What kind of tree has a chance with you?
Lady Aspen: I do like the strong, silent type. But every now and then a sweet Weeping Willow will just sweep me away. So there’s really no predicting. It just depends. Different strokes for different oaks. Right?
Cosmo Tree: So true. How easy is it for you to get intimate?
Lady Aspen: For me, it’s all about spontaneity. I’m the kind of tree that, one day I just want to chill and take it easy, and the next day, I’m looking around at the conifers and thinking, “Hmmmm.”
Cosmo Tree: Where do you see yourself in say, 100 years?
Lady Aspen: I don’t really see myself moving, in the near-term. Roots are important to me. I like who I am. I’m in a good place right now. I don’t see that changing. I mean who’s to say in 300 years say? But not right away.
Cosmo Tree: Well, thanks for talking with us. Good luck.
Lady Aspen: Thanks.
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