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Title: Decline of quaking aspen in the Interior West - examples from Utah

Author: Bartos, Dale L.; Campbell, Robert B. Jr.;

Date: 1998

Source: Rangelands 20 (1): 17-24.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) are unique because, in contrast to most western forest trees, they reproduce primarily by suckering from the parent root system. Generally disturbance or dieback is necessary to stimulate regeneration of aspen stands. These self-regenerating stands have existed for thousands of years. If they are lost from the landscape, they will not return through normal seeding processes as do other tree species.

Keywords: quaking aspen, Populus tremuloides, decline, western forest trees, disturbance, dieback, aspen stands

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Bartos, Dale L.; Campbell, Robert B., Jr. 1998. Decline of quaking aspen in the Interior West - examples from Utah. Rangelands 20 (1): 17-24.


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