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RM-GTR-119: Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States


DeByle, Norbert V.; Winokur, Robert P., editors. 1985. Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States. General Technical Report RM-119. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 283 p.

Information about the biology, ecology, and management of quaking aspen on the mountains and plateaus of the interior western United States, and to a lesser extent, Canada, is summarized and discussed. The biology of aspen as a tree species, community relationships in the aspen ecosystem, environments, and factors affecting aspen forests are reviewed. The resources available within and from the aspen forest type, and their past and potential uses are examined. Silvicultural methods and other approaches to managing aspen for various resources and uses are presented.

Keywords: Populus tremuloides, ecology, forest management, silvics, silviculture, wildlife habitat, diseases, insects, fire, watershed management, forest products


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Contents
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Introduction
Norbert V. DeByle and Robert P. Winokur
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I. THE TREE

Taxonomy
Kimball T. Harper, John D. Shane, and John R. Jones
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Distribution
John R. Jones
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Morphology
John R. Jones and Norbert V. DeByle
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Growth
John R. Jones and George A. Schier
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Sexual Reproduction, Seeds, and Seedlings
Walter T. McDonough
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Vegetative Regeneration
George A. Schier, John R. Jones, and Robert P. Winokur
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Genetics and Variation
John R. Jones and Norbert V. DeByle
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II. ECOLOGY

Vegetation Associations
W. F. Mueggler
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Climates
John R. Jones and Norbert V. DeByle
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Soils
John R. Jones and Norbert V. DeByle
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Effects of Water and Temperature
John R. Jones, Merrill R. Kaufmann, and E. Arlo Richardson
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Fire
John R. Jones and Norbert V. DeByle
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Other Physical Factors
John R. Jones and Norbert V. DeByle
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Diseases
Thomas E. Hinds
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Insects and Other Invertebrates
John R. Jones, Norbert V. DeByle, and Diane M. Bowers
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Animal Impacts
Norbert V. DeByle
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III. RESOURCES AND USES

Forage
W. F. Mueggler
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Wildlife
Norbert V. DeByle
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Water and Watershed
Norbert V. DeByle
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Wood Resource
John R. Jones, Norbert V. DeByle, and Robert P. Winokur
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Wood Utilization
Eugene M. Wengert, Dennis M. Donnelly, Donald C. Markstrom, and Harold E. Worth
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Nurse Crop
Wayne D. Shepperd and John R. Jones
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Esthetics and Landscaping
Craig W. Johnson, Thomas C. Brown, and Michael L. Timmons
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IV. MANAGEMENT

Management Overview
John R. Jones, Robert P. Winokur, and Wayne D. Shepperd
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Regeneration
George A. Schier, Wayne D. Shepperd, and John R. Jones
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Intermediate Treatments
John R. Jones and Wayne D. Shepperd
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Rotations
John R. Jones and Wayne D. Shepperd
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Harvesting
John R. Jones and Wayne D. Shepperd
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Management for Esthetics and Recreation, Forage, Water, and Wildlife
Norbert V. DeByle
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Title: RM-GTR-119: Aspen: Ecology and management in the western United States
Electronic Publish Date: November 7, 2006
Last Update:
July 19, 2007

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