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RM-RP-240: Effects of partial cutting on diseases, mortality, and regeneration of Rocky Mountain aspen stands
Walters, James W.; Hinds, Thomas E.; Johnson, David W.; Beatty, Jerome. 1982. Effects of partial cutting on diseases, mortality, and regeneration of Rocky Mountain aspen stands. Research Paper RM-240. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.
Logging wounds on residual aspen, in partially cut stands, predisposed wounded trees to attack by insects and diseases. Five to 7 years after cutting, aspen mortality amounted to 20%; 41% of the live trees were infected with canker diseases; and 30% were infested with wood borers. Adequate sprouting occurred even though only 60-80% of the basal area was removed.
Keywords: cankers, decay, insects, Populus tremuloides, regeneration
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Effects of partial cutting on diseases, mortality, and regeneration
of Rocky Mountain aspen stands
Electronic Publish Date: July 3, 2008
Last Update: July 3, 2008
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