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Aspen sprout production and water use

Author(s):

Robert S. Johnston

Year:

1969

Publication type:

Research Note (RN)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Research Note INT-RN-89. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.

Description

Sprouting response and soil moisture depletion on aspen plots were compared under four experimental conditions: (a) clearcut, (b) clearcut, stumps sprayed with sodium arsenite, (c) basal injection of sodium arsenite, and (d) control. Nunbers of sprouts varied with treatment for 2 years, but after 4 years the nunbers of sprouts on all plots were about equal. Clearcutting the aspen reduced soil moisture depletion by 3 to 4 inches in a 6-foot soil profile during each of three growing seasons.

Citation

Johnston, Robert S. 1969. Aspen sprout production and water use. Research Note INT-RN-89. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.

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