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Title: Shearing Restores Full Productivity to Sparse Aspen Stands
Author: Perala, Donald A.;
Source: Research Note NC-296. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Description: Four mature but grossly under-stocked (15 to 23 percent of normal) aspen stands were regenerated by suckering following shearing. Eight years later, aspen standing crop varied with site quality from 3.4 to 8.0 tons per acre -- nearly the potential for these sites at this age. Shearing is as effective as complete clearcutting for regenerating aspen.
Keywords: Populus tremuloides, Populus grandidentata, root suckers, regenerations, site preparation
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Perala, Donald A. 1983. Shearing Restores Full Productivity to Sparse Aspen Stands. Research Note NC-296. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
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