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INT-RN-89: Aspen sprout production and water use


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.

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.

Keywords: aspen, Populus tremuloides, sprouting response, soil moisture depletion


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Title: INT-RN-89: Aspen sprout production and water use
Publish Date: November 18, 2011
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November 18, 2011

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