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Vegetative regenerationAuthor(s): George A. Schier; John R. Jones; Robert P. Winokur
Source: In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 29-33
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionAspen is noted for its ability to regenerate vegetatively by adventitious shoots or suckers that arise on its long lateral roots. It also produces sprouts from stumps and root collars; but they are not common. In a survey of regeneration after clearcutting mature aspen in Utah. Baker (1918b) found that 92% of the shoots originated from roots, 7% from root collars, and 1% from stumps. Stump and root collar sprouts are more common when sapling-sized or younger aspen are cut; but even then, they probably do not exceed 20% of the regeneration (Maini 1968).
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CitationSchier, George A.; Jones, John R.; Winokur, Robert P. 1985. Vegetative regeneration. In: DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report RM-119. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, Colo. p. 29-33
KeywordsPopulus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, regeneration
- Regeneration and productivity of aspen grown on repeated short rotations.
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