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Decline of quaking aspen in the Interior West - examples from UtahAuthor(s): Dale L. Bartos; Robert B. Campbell
Source: Rangelands 20 (1): 17-24.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionQuaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) are unique because, in contrast to most western forest trees, they reproduce primarily by suckering from the parent root system. Generally disturbance or dieback is necessary to stimulate regeneration of aspen stands. These self-regenerating stands have existed for thousands of years. If they are lost from the landscape, they will not return through normal seeding processes as do other tree species.
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CitationBartos, Dale L.; Campbell, Robert B., Jr. 1998. Decline of quaking aspen in the Interior West - examples from Utah. Rangelands 20 (1): 17-24.
Keywordsquaking aspen, Populus tremuloides, decline, western forest trees, disturbance, dieback, aspen stands
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