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Effects of partial cutting on diseases, mortality, and regeneration of Rocky Mountain aspen standsAuthor(s): James W. Walters; Thomas E. Hinds; David W. Johnson; Jerome Beatty
Source: Research Paper RM-240. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionLogging wounds on residual aspen, in partially cut stands, predisposed wounded trees to attack by insects and diseases. Five to 7 years after cutting, aspen mortality amounted to 20%; 41% of the live trees were infected with canker diseases; and 30% were infested with wood borers. Adequate sprouting occurred even though only 60-80% of the basal area was removed.
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CitationWalters, James W.; Hinds, Thomas E.; Johnson, David W.; Beatty, Jerome. 1982. Effects of partial cutting on diseases, mortality, and regeneration of Rocky Mountain aspen stands. Research Paper RM-240. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.
Keywordscankers, decay, insects, Populus tremuloides, regeneration
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