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    Author(s): Cary Rouse
    Date: 1986
    Source: General Technical Report NC-101. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Fire has been a natural component of the aspen ecosystem. Any fire in an established aspen stand will cause injury. Aspen is easily top-killed, but the roots remain viable. A fire's heat can stimulate sprout growth from these roots, aiding natural regeneration.

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    Citation

    Rouse, Cary. 1986. Fire effects in northeastern forests: aspen. General Technical Report NC-101. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

    Keywords

    fire ecology, fire management, silviculture

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