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ForageAuthor(s): W. F. Mueggler
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. 129-134
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe extensive forests and isolated clones of quaking aspen in the western United States have been valued for many years as wildlife habitat and livestock summer range (Sampson 1919). The actual amount of forage produced beneath the aspen trees differs appreciably among sites. Houston (1954) indicated that although many sites produce 1,000 to 2,000 pounds per acre (1,120 to 2,240 kg per ha), some produce more than 4,000 pounds per acre (4,480 kg per ha), and others less than 500 pounds per acre (560 kg per ha). Such variability is caused by environmental differences, levels of livestock grazing, and the successional status of the community.
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CitationMueggler, W. F. 1985. Forage. 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. 129-134
KeywordsPopulus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, wildlife habitat, livestock summer range, forage
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