Aspen Bibliography

Title

Asexual vs. sexual propagation of quaking aspen

Document Type

Article

Source

Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station

Editor

Patrick M Murphy

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The challenge of producing native plants for the Intermountain area. Proceedings, Intermountain Nurseryman's Association Conference

Volume

General Technical Report INT-168

Publication Date

1984

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.)

regenerates almost exclusively by root suckers in the

western United States, even though female clones

produce abundant viable seed. During the past decade,

interest in propagating aspen for use as an

ornamental and for revegetation of forest land has

increased. To satisfy these diverse needs for aspen

planting stock, nurserymen have a choice between

sexual and asexual propagation. Criteria for clone

selection, suggestions for root and seed collection

and storage, propagation techniques, and the

advantages of both sexual and asexual propagation are

discussed.