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Decay of aspen in ColoradoAuthor(s): Ross W. Davidson; Thomas E. Hinds; Frank G. Hawksworth
Source: Station Paper 45. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 14 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionQuaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) stands are extensive in the central Rocky Mountains. The species reaches its maximum development in the mountains and high mesas west of the Continental Divide in Colorado (Baker, 1925). On the better sites aspen yields a greater volume of wood in a shorter period than most of the conifers growing at comparable elevations. The present study was undertaken to determine the relationship of decay in stands in different areas and of different ages.
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CitationDavidson, Ross W.; Hinds, Thomas E.; Hawksworth, Frank G. 1959. Decay of aspen in Colorado. Station Paper 45. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 14 p.
KeywordsQuaking aspen, Populus tremuloides Michx., central Rocky Mountains, Colorado
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