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Wood utilizationAuthor(s): Eugene M. Wengert; Dennis M. Donnelly; Donald C. Markstrom; Harold E. Worth
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. 169-180
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionIn the past, markets for quaking aspen timber from the Rocky Mountains have been insufficient to support significant harvesting. This shortage of markets severely restrained the potential for aspen management. As a result, many stands protected from wildfire gradually reverted to conifers (see the VEGETATIVE REGENERATION and FIRE chapters).
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CitationWengert, Eugene M.; Donnelly, Dennis M.; Markstrom, Donald C.; Worth, Harold E. 1985. Wood utilization. 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. 169-180
KeywordsPopulus tremuloides, quaking aspen, ecology, forest management, markets. harvesting
- Great Basin aspen ecosystems
- Management for esthetics and recreation, forage, water, and wildlife
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