Planting aspen to rehabilitate riparian areas: a pilot study
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
We planted 742 greenhouse-grown containerized aspen seedlings in the riparian area of Hurd Creek on the Arapaho National Forest east of Tabernash, Colorado. Objectives were to (1) determine whether aspen seed- lings can be planted in an operational setting and survive in sufficient num- bers to successfully establish a mature aspen stand and (2) determine the ef- fectiveness of fencing on aspen seedling survival. Five-year survival rates were 18 percent in the fenced area and 23 percent in the unfenced area. Seedling heights were significantly taller in the fenced area than in the unfenced area.
Shepperd, Wayne D. and Mata, Stephen A., "Planting aspen to rehabilitate riparian areas: a pilot study" (2005). Aspen Bibliography. Paper 23.